counterpane

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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 Medieval French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt


First Known Use: 15th century



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