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An alley in a formal garden or park, bordered by trees or bushes.
- ‘To one side a hidden pergola overlooks the lake and on the other side an allée of lime trees leads to an oval pool garden.’
- ‘One block from the entrance to the Stade Carpentier is the allée Marc Chagall, a whole row of artists' dwellings.’
- ‘Placed symbolically in full view at the corner of the administration building on the Charles de Fitte allées, is the ‘tool-box’ of the harmoncian-architect.’
- ‘But then came the Industrial Revolution and mass production, and parterres, allées and garden ornaments again were status symbols.’
- ‘Inside are three full-scale soccer pitches, set off by allées of plane trees like those along the boulevard Port-Royal.’
Mid 18th century: French.
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