coun·​ter·​pane | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpān How to pronounce counterpane (audio) \

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a beautiful counterpane that was a family heirloom
Recent Examples on the Web The bed was draped in a cranberry-red silk counterpane. Jon Meacham, House Beautiful, "The Jeffersonian Ideal: Life at Monticello," 1 Oct. 2013

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First Known Use of counterpane

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for counterpane

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

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“Counterpane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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