cover-lid

coverlet

[kuhv-er-lit]
noun
1.
Also, coverlid [kuhv-er-lid] . a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread.
2.
Archaic. any covering or cover.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English coverlite < Anglo-French cuver-lit bedspread, equivalent to cuver to cover + lit bed < Latin lectus; akin to lie2, lay1

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coverlet (ˈkʌvəlɪt)
 
n
another word for bedspread

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coverlet
late 14c., perhaps a dim. of cover (n.), but early form coverlite suggests an unrecorded O.Fr. *covre-lit, from covrir "to cover" + lit "bed" (see litter).
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