coverlet

[ kuhv-er-lit ]
/ ˈkʌv ər lɪt /

noun

Also cov·er·lid [kuhv-er-lid]. /ˈkʌv ər lɪd/. a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread.
Archaic. any covering or cover.

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Origin of coverlet

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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British Dictionary definitions for coverlet

coverlet
/ (ˈkʌvəlɪt) /

noun

another word for bedspread
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