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paillasse

or pal·liasse

[pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as]
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noun
  1. Chiefly British. a mattress of straw; pallet.

Origin of paillasse

1500–10; < French < Italian pagliaccio straw pallet, equivalent to pagli(a) straw (< Latin palea chaff) + -accio pejorative noun suffix
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paillasse

noun
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse
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