cassone

[ kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-ne ]
/ kəˈsoʊ ni; Italian kɑsˈsɔ nɛ /
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noun, plural cas·so·ni [kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-nee] /kəˈsoʊ ni; Italian kɑsˈsɔ ni/.

a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented.

Nearby words

  1. cassius longinus,
  2. cassivelaunus,
  3. cassock,
  4. cassolette,
  5. casson,
  6. cassoulet,
  7. cassowary,
  8. casspir,
  9. cast,
  10. cast about

Origin of cassone

1880–85; < Italian, equivalent to cass(a) box (see case2) + -one augmentative suffix

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