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coverlet

[kuhv-er-lit] /ˈkʌv ər lɪt/
noun
1.
Also, coverlid
[kuhv-er-lid] /ˈkʌv ər lɪd/ (Show IPA)
. a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread.
2.
Archaic. any covering or cover.
Origin of coverlet
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English coverlite < Anglo-French cuver-lit bedspread, equivalent to cuver to cover + lit bed < Latin lectus; akin to lie2, lay1
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coverlet

/ˈkʌvəlɪt/
noun
1.
another word for bedspread
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coverlet

n.

c.1300, perhaps a diminutive of cover (n.), but early form coverlite suggests an unrecorded Old French or folk-etymology *covre-lit, from covrir "to cover" + lit "bed" (see litter (n.)).

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