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Definition of alcove:

  1. A recessed portion of a room, or a small room opening into a larger one; especially, a recess to contain a bed; a lateral recess in a library.
  2. A small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower.
  3. Any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment.

Synonyms:

true laurel, bay laurel, cubicle, bay, anteroom, room, bay tree, embayment, study.

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