cassone

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English[edit]

A cassone.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian cassone.

Noun[edit]

cassone (plural cassones or cassoni)

  1. A highly-decorated traditional Italian dowry chest.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 107:
      There was the huge Italian cassone, with its fantastically painted panels and its tarnished gilt mouldings, in which he had so often hidden himself as a boy.
    • 1941, W Somerset Maugham, Up at the Villa, Vintage 2004, p. 45:
      On the way through he paused to look at a handsome cassone that stood against the wall; then he caught sight of the gramophone.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cassone m (plural cassoni)

  1. Large chest or case
  2. cofferdam, caisson
  3. truck dumping / tipping body

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