[ za-boo-ton, -byoo- ]
/ zæˈbu tɒn, -ˈbyu- /
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a large, flat cushion, used in Japan for sitting or kneeling on the floor.See also zafu.
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Origin of zabuton
1885–90; <Japanese, equivalent to za seat (<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zuò sit) + -buton, combining form of futonfuton
Words nearby zabuton
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Example sentences from the Web for zabuton
For cushions—the straw zabuton; for fire in the braziers—punk!Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville