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zabuton

[za-boo-ton, -byoo-] /zæˈbu tɒn, -ˈbyu-/
noun
1.
a large, flat cushion, used in Japan for sitting or kneeling on the floor.
See also zafu.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Japanese, equivalent to za seat (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zuò sit) + -buton, combining form of futon futon
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noun

a large square or rectangular cushion for sitting meditation, often as a mat under another cushion

Word Origin

Japanese "floor cushion"

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