Pronunciation: (mu-rid"ē-en', mu-rid'ē-en"; Fr. mā-rē-dyen'), [key]
—pl. mé•ri•di•ennesPronunciation: (mu-rid"ē-enz', mu-rid'ē-enz"; Fr. mā-rē-dyen'). [key] Fr. Furniture.
a short sofa of the Empire period, having arms of unequal height connected by a back with a sloping top. See illus. under empire.
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