étagère

étagère

[ey-tah-zhair, ey-tuh-; French ey-ta-zher]
noun, plural étagères [ey-tah-zhairz, ey-tuh-; French ey-ta-zher] .
a stand with a series of open shelves for small objects, bric-a-brac, etc.
Also, etagere [ey-tah-zhair, ey-tuh-] .


Origin:
1850–55; < French

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étagère (etaʒɛr)
 
n
a stand with open shelves for displaying ornaments, etc
 
[C19: from French, from étage shelf; see stage]

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etagere
1858, from Fr. étagère, from étage "shelf, story."
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