palliasse

[pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as]
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noun Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. palletize,
  2. pallette,
  3. pallia,
  4. pallial,
  5. palliard,
  6. palliate,
  7. palliative,
  8. palliative care,
  9. palliative treatment,
  10. pallid

paillasse

or pal·liasse

[pal-yas, pal-yas, pal-ee-as, pal-ee-as]

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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palliasse

esp US paillasse

noun

a straw-filled mattress; pallet

Word Origin for palliasse

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

paillasse

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse
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