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cassone

[kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-ne] /kəˈsoʊ ni; Italian kɑsˈsɔ nɛ/
noun, plural cassoni
[kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-nee] /kəˈsoʊ ni; Italian kɑsˈsɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
1.
a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Italian, equivalent to cass(a) box (see case2) + -one augmentative suffix
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