paillasse

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from paille ‎(straw).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pælˈjɑːs/, /ˈpæljæs/, /ˌpælɪˈɑːs/, /ˈpælɪˌæs/

Noun[edit]

paillasse ‎(plural paillasses)

  1. (chiefly Britain) 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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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has articles on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

paille ‎(straw) +‎ -asse

Noun[edit]

paillasse f ‎(plural paillasses)

  1. paillasse, straw mattress
  2. laboratory desk

Verb[edit]

paillasse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of pailler

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian pagliaccio, from paglia ‎(straw), from Latin palea.

Noun[edit]

paillasse m ‎(plural paillasses)

  1. clown, buffoon

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