palliasse

[ pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as ]
/ pælˈyæs, ˈpæl yæs, ˌpæl iˈæs, ˈpæl iˌæs /

noun Chiefly British.

Definition for palliasse (2 of 2)

paillasse

or pal·liasse

[ pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as ]
/ pælˈyæs, ˈpæl yæs, ˌpæl iˈæs, ˈpæl iˌæs /

noun

Chiefly British. a mattress of straw; pallet.

Origin of paillasse

1500–10; < French < Italian pagliaccio straw pallet, equivalent to pagli(a) straw (< Latin palea chaff) + -accio pejorative noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for palliasse (1 of 2)

palliasse

esp US paillasse

/ (ˈpælɪˌæs, ˌpælɪˈæs) /

noun

a straw-filled mattress; pallet

Word Origin for palliasse

C18: from French paillasse, from Italian pagliaccio, ultimately from Latin palea pallet 1

British Dictionary definitions for palliasse (2 of 2)

paillasse

/ (ˈpælɪˌæs, ˌpælɪˈæs) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse

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