counterpane


coun·ter·pane

noun \ˈkan-tər-ˌpān\

Definition of COUNTERPANE

:  bedspread

Examples of COUNTERPANE

  1. <a beautiful counterpane that was a family heirloom>

Origin of COUNTERPANE

alteration of Middle English countrepointe, modification of Middle French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt
First Known Use: 15th century

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