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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 of futon
1875-1880
1875-80; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese pútuán rush-mat seat
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futon

/ˈfuːˌtɒn/
noun
1.
a Japanese padded quilt, laid on the floor for use as a bed, or on a frame for use as a chair
Word Origin
C19: from Japanese
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n.

1876, from Japanese, said to mean "bedroll" or "place to rest."

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