counterpane

noun coun·ter·pane \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpān \

Definition of counterpane

Examples of counterpane in a Sentence

  1. a beautiful counterpane that was a family heirloom

Origin and Etymology of counterpane

alteration of Middle English countrepointe, modification of Middle French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt

counterpane Synonyms

Synonyms
bedcover (also bedcovering), bedspread, coverlet, hap [dialect], spread
Related Words
comforter, puff, quilt; bedclothes, bedding, clothes


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