[French dy-shes]

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).

Origin of duchesse

From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at duchess
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  • The Duchesse de Guermantes, once the dominant leader of society, ventures out less and less and is first eclipsed, then forgotten.

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