[troo-soh, troo-soh]
noun, plural trousseaux [troo-sohz, troo-sohz] , trousseaus.
an outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride.

1175–1225; < French; Middle French troussel, equivalent to trousse parcel, bundle (of straw, etc.), noun derivative oftro(u)sser to fasten (see truss) + -el diminutive suffix (see -elle) Unabridged
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trousseau (ˈtruːsəʊ)
n , pl -seaux, -seaus
the clothes, linen, etc, collected by a bride for her marriage
[C19: from Old French, literally: a little bundle, from trusse a bundle; see truss]

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1817, from Fr. trousseau, originally "a bundle," dim. of O.Fr. trousse "bundle" (see truss). Italicized as foreign at first, nativized by 1833. The O.Fr. form was borrowed into M.E. early 13c., but it fell from use.
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