[foo-ton, fyoo-]
a thin mattress, usually filled with layers of cotton batting and encased in cotton fabric, placed on a floor for sleeping, especially in traditional Japanese interiors, and folded and stored during the day.
Also called shikibuton.

1875–80; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese pútuán rush-mat seat

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futon (ˈfuːˌtɒn)
a Japanese padded quilt, laid on the floor for use as a bed, or on a frame for use as a chair
[C19: from Japanese]

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Word Origin & History

1876, from Japanese, said to mean "bedroll" or "place to rest."
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Example sentences
Standard features include a queen bed and a futon sofa, a private bathroom and
  a refrigerator.
Futon bedding is usually folded and stored in closets each morning.
Futon bedding is usually folded and stored in closets each morning.
The seemingly normal futon in the corner is actually a multimedia couch bed.
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