duchesse

[ French dy-shes ]
/ French düˈʃɛs /
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noun, plural du·chesses [French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/. French Furniture.

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).

Nearby words

  1. duchenne-aran disease,
  2. duchenne-erb paralysis,
  3. duchess,
  4. duchess of malfi, the,
  5. duchess potatoes,
  6. duchesse bed,
  7. duchesse brisée,
  8. duchy,
  9. duck,
  10. duck and drake

Origin of duchesse

From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at duchess

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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse

duchesse

/ (ˈdʌtʃɪs) /

noun

Australian and NZ a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror
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