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bedding

[ bed-ing ]
/ ˈbɛd ɪŋ /
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noun

blankets, sheets, etc., used on a bed; bedclothes.
bedclothes together with a matress.
litter; straw, etc., as a bed for animals.
Building Trades.
  1. a foundation or bottom layer.
  2. a thin layer of putty laid in the rabbet of a window frame or muntin to give a pane of glass an even backing.
Geology. arrangement of sedimentary rocks in strata.

adjective

Horticulture. of or relating to a plant especially suited to or prepared for planting in an open-air bed for ornamental displays: bedding hyacinths; bedding begonias.

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Origin of bedding

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see bed, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedding

bedding
/ (ˈbɛdɪŋ) /

noun

bedclothes, sometimes considered together with a mattress
litter, such as straw, for animals
something acting as a foundation, such as mortar under a brick
the arrangement of a mass of rocks into distinct layers; stratification
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