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paillasse

or palliasse

[pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as] /pælˈyæs, ˈpæl yæs, ˌpæl iˈæs, ˈpæl iˌæs/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a mattress of straw; pallet.
Origin of paillasse
1500-1510
1500-10; < French < Italian pagliaccio straw pallet, equivalent to pagli(a) straw (< Latin palea chaff) + -accio pejorative noun suffix
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paillasse

/ˈpælɪˌæs; ˌpælɪˈæs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse
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