bedding
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from bedd Date: before 12th century 1. bedclothes 2. a bottom layer ; foundation 3. material to provide a bed for livestock 4. stratification II. adjective Etymology: from gerund of 2bed Date: 1856 suitable for planting in large groups in flower beds to produce a mass display <
bedding plants
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  • bedding — ► NOUN 1) bedclothes. 2) straw or similar material for animals to sleep on. 3) a base or bottom layer …   English terms dictionary

  • bedding — [bed′iŋ] n. 1. mattresses and bedclothes 2. straw, grass, etc., used to bed animals 3. a bottom layer; base 4. Geol. stratification adj. suitable for planting in a garden bed …   English World dictionary

  • Bedding — Bed Bed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedding}.] 1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make partaker of one s bed; to cohabit with. [1913 Webster] I ll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedding — /bed ing/, n. 1. blankets, sheets, etc., used on a bed; bedclothes. 2. bedclothes together with a matress. 3. litter; straw, etc., as a bed for animals. 4. Building Trades. a. a foundation or bottom layer. b. a thin layer of putty laid in the… …   Universalium

  • Bedding — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational name from either of two places. Firstly, the surname may be from Beddingham in Sussex, recorded as Beadyngham in the Saxon Chronicle (801), and as Bedingham in the Domesday… …   Surnames reference

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