For the community in Quebec, Canada, see Alcove, Quebec.
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Alcove (/ælˈkoʊv/ or /ˈælkoʊv/; through Spanish: alcoba alˈkoβa, from Arabic: القبة, meaning al-qubbah, "the vault") is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrades or drapery.
In geography and geology, alcove is used for a wind-eroded depression in the side of a cliff of a homogenous rock type, famous from sandstones of the Colorado Plateau like the Navajo Sandstone.
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