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bergère

noun ber·gère \ber-ˈzher, bər-\

Definition of bergère

  1. :  an upholstered armchair of an 18th century style having an exposed wood frame



Variants of bergère

also bergere \ber-ˈzher, bər-\

Origin of bergère

French, literally, shepherdess, feminine of berger shepherd, from Old French bergier, from Vulgar Latin *berbicarius, from L. vervec-, vervex, verbex, berbex wether


First Known Use: 1762


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