Recamier

Recamier

[rey-kuh-myey]
noun
a backless day bed of the Directoire and Empire periods, having raised ends of equal height.

Origin:
1920–25; after Madame Récamier

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Récamier

[rey-ka-myey]
noun
Madame (Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard) 1777–1849, French social leader in the literary and political circles of Paris.
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