Duchesse-brisee

duchesse brisée

[French dy-shes bree-zey]
noun, plural duchesses brisées [French dy-shes bree-zey] .
See under duchesse.

Origin:
1935–40; < French: folding duchesse

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duchesse

[French dy-shes]
noun, plural duchesses [French dy-shes] . French Furniture.
a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée)

Origin:
1785–95; < French; see duchess

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duchesse (ˈdʌtʃɪs)
 
n
(Austral), (NZ) a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror

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