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duchesse brisée

[French dy-shes bree-zey]
noun, plural duchesses bri·sées [French dy-shes bree-zey] /French dü ʃɛs briˈzeɪ/.
  1. See under duchesse.
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Origin of duchesse brisée

1935–40; < French: folding duchesse


[French dy-shes]
noun, plural du·chesses [French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/. French Furniture.
  1. 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).
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Origin of duchesse

From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at duchess
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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse brisee


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