bower n

OE bur, dwelling.

  1. Cottage; hut; cabin; gazebo; conservatory; summerhouse; tree house; round or square forest abode; resting place in the woods; roof of over-arching branches; covered place in a garden; shelter of bent, intertwining boughs.
  2. Chamber; bedroom; quarters; sleeping room; private apartment; [fig.] spot; setting; situation; position; eminence; distinction.