Pronunciation: ( Fr. dy-shes'), [key]
—pl. du•chessesPronunciation: ( Fr. dy-shes'). [key] Fr. Furniture.
a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée).
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