noun (plural trousseaux or trousseaus) Etymology: French, from Old French, diminutive of trousse bundle, from trousser to truss Date: 1817 the personal possessions of a bride usually including clothes, accessories, and household linens and wares

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(of a bride)

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  • trousseau — [ truso ] n. m. • XIVe; torsel, trosselXIIe; de trousse 1 ♦ Vx Paquet, faisceau. (1596) Mod. Trousseau de clés : ensemble de clés réunies par un anneau, un porte clés. « M. de Coëtquidan sortit un trousseau de clefs, attachées [...] par une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trousseau — ist eine im Jura beheimatete rote Rebsorte. Selbst dort befindet sie sich in starkem Rückgang, weil sie von den populäreren Sorten Pinot Noir sowie Chardonnay verdrängt wird. In Portugal ist die Sorte unter dem Namen Bastardo bekannt und in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trousseau — Trousseau. s. m. Petite trousse. Il n est guere en usage qu en ces phrases. Un trousseau de clefs, un trousseau de fleches. Il signifie aussi, Les hardes, comme habits, linge &c. qu on donne à une fille lorsqu on la marie. Cette mere songe de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Trousseau — is *A dowry *The outfit of a bride, including the wedding dress or similar clothing *A name for the Bastardo grape in some regions *A white mutation of the Trousseau grape, known as Trousseau Gris *Armand Trousseau (1801 1867), French physician,… …   Wikipedia

  • trousseau — 1817, from Fr. trousseau, originally a bundle, dim. of O.Fr. trousse bundle (see TRUSS (Cf. truss)). Italicized as foreign at first, nativized by 1833. The O.Fr. form was borrowed into M.E. early 13c., but it fell from use …   Etymology dictionary

  • Trousseau — Trous seau (tr[=oo] s[=o] ), n. [F., fr. OF. trossel, dim. of trousse a bundle, truss. See {Truss}.] The collective lighter equipments or outfit of a bride, including clothes, jewelry, and the like; especially, that which is provided for her by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trousseau — (fr., spr. Truffoh), 1) die Mitgift, bes. fürstlicher Personen; 2) Ausstattung an Kleidern u. Hausrath …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Trousseau — (franz., spr. trußō), Schlüsselbund; dann Ausstattung einer Braut, insbes. einer Prinzessin …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trousseau — (frz., spr. trußoh), Aussteuer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trousseau — (trusso), franz, Mitgift, Brautschatz; davon »Trossel« in der westl. Schweiz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • trousseau — meaning ‘clothes collected by a bride in preparation for her marriage’, has the plural form trousseaux (preferred) or trousseaus, both pronounced troo sohz …   Modern English usage

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