futon

[foo-ton, fyoo-] /ˈfu tɒn, ˈfyu-/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1875–80; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese pútuán rush-mat seat
Example Sentences for futon
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.
While sitting on the futon you could open the oven door and use it as a footstool, it was so close.
In a few minutes, she will flop on her futon and play with her dogs.
The cabin has a full kitchen and bath, and a large window provides mountain views from the futon.
The two, three-room romantic casitas have fully-equipped kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms with futon sofas.
Each cottage offers a fully furnished kitchen and dining area along with a living room with a futon that converts to a bed.
Ryokans vary in size and function, but usually feature a futon in place of a bed and tatami mats on the floor.
British Dictionary definitions for futon
futon (ˈfuːˌtɒn)
 
n
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 and History for futon
futon
1876, from Japanese, said to mean "bedroll" or "place to rest."
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