duchesse brisée

[ French dy-shes bree-zey ]
/ French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ /

noun, plural duchesses bri·sées [French dy-shes bree-zey] /French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ/.

See under duchesse.


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Origin of duchesse brisée

1935–40; < French: folding duchesse

Definition for duchesse brisee (2 of 2)

[ French dy-shes ]
/ French düˈʃɛs /

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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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse brisee

/ (ˈdʌtʃɪs) /


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