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veilleuse

[ve-yœz] /vɛˈyœz/
noun, plural veilleuses
[ve-yœz] /vɛˈyœz/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
1.
a sofa having a low and a high end, with a back that slopes from one end to the other.
Origin
< French: literally, watcher (opposed to sleeper), equivalent to veill(er) to watch (< Latin vigilāre; see vigil) + -euse -euse
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