Palliasse Pal*liasse", n. See {Paillasse}. [1913 Webster]

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  • palliasse — ► NOUN ▪ a straw mattress. ORIGIN French paillasse, from Latin palea straw …   English terms dictionary

  • palliasse — [pal yas′, pal′yas΄] n. [< Fr paillasse < It pagliaccio < VL * paleaceum < L palea: see PALEA] a mattress filled with straw, sawdust, etc …   English World dictionary

  • palliasse — Paillasse Pail*lasse (?; F. ?), n. [F., fr. paille straw. See {Pallet} a bed.] An under bed or mattress of straw. [Written also {palliasse}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palliasse — noun A thin mattress or under bed stuffed with straw. Out I sallied and spent sixteen shillings of it upon a new palliasse which should go under the straw mattress upon my bed …   Wiktionary

  • palliasse — n. (also paillasse) a straw mattress. Etymology: F paillasse f. It. pagliaccio ult. f. L palea straw * * * palliasse see paillasse …   Useful english dictionary

  • palliasse — noun Etymology: modification of French paillasse, from paille straw Date: 1763 a thin straw mattress used as a pallet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palliasse — /pal yas , pal yas, pal ee as , pal ee as /, n. Chiefly Brit. paillasse. * * * …   Universalium

  • palliasse — [ palɪas] (also paillasse) noun a straw mattress. Origin C16: from Fr. paillasse …   English new terms dictionary

  • palliasse — n. Straw bed, paillasse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • palliasse — noun (C) old use a cloth bag filled with straw (1a) for sleeping on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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