trousseau

[ troo-soh, troo-soh ]
/ ˈtru soʊ, truˈsoʊ /

noun, plural trous·seaux [troo-sohz, troo-sohz], /ˈtru soʊz, truˈsoʊz/, trous·seaus.

an outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride.

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Origin of trousseau

1175–1225; <French; Middle French troussel, equivalent to trousse parcel, bundle (of straw, etc.), noun derivative oftro(u)sser to fasten (see truss) + -el diminutive suffix (see -elle)
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British Dictionary definitions for trousseau

trousseau
/ (ˈtruːsəʊ) /

noun plural -seaux or -seaus (-səʊz)

the clothes, linen, etc, collected by a bride for her marriage

Word Origin for trousseau

C19: from Old French, literally: a little bundle, from trusse a bundle; see truss
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