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duvet

[doo-vey, dyoo-] /duˈveɪ, dyu-/
noun
1.
a usually down-filled quilt, often with a removable cover; comforter.
Origin of duvet
1750-1760
1750-60; < French: down (plumage), Middle French, alteration of dumet, derivative of Old French dumOld Norse dūnn down2
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duvet

/ˈduːveɪ/
noun
1.
another name for continental quilt
2.
Also called duvet jacket. a down-filled jacket used esp by mountaineers
Word Origin
C18: from French, from earlier dumet, from Old French dumdown²
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n.

1758, from French duvet "down," earlier dumet, diminutive of dum "down."

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