paillasse

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Etymology[edit]

French, from paille straw.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pælˈjɑːs, ˈpæljas, ˌpælɪˈɑːs, ˈpælɪˌas/

Noun[edit]

paillasse (plural paillasses)

  1. (chiefly UK) An under bed or mattress of straw.
    • 1908, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Elusive Pimpernel, ch. 29,
      He served the Republic in comfort and ease, and had slept soundly on his paillasse in the little garret allotted to him in the Town Hall.

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Noun[edit]

paillasse f (plural paillasses)

  1. paillasse, straw mattress
  2. laboratory desk

Verb[edit]

paillasse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of pailler

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