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bassinet

bassinet

noun bas·si·net \ˌba-sə-ˈnet, ˈba-sə-ˌ\

: a small bed for a baby that looks like a basket and that usually has a hood or cover over one end

Full Definition of BASSINET

:  a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end

Origin of BASSINET

probably modification of French barcelonnette, diminutive of berceau cradle
First Known Use: 1854

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