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duchesse brisée

[French dy-shes bree-zey] /French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ/
noun, plural duchesses brisées
[French dy-shes bree-zey] /French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
See under duchesse.
Origin of duchesse brisée
1935-1940
1935-40; < French: folding duchesse

duchesse

[French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/
noun, plural duchesses
[French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
1.
a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée)
Origin
From French, dating back to 1785-95; See origin at duchess
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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse brisee

duchesse

/ˈdʌtʃɪs/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ) a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror
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