du·​chesse | \ (ˈ)d(y)ü¦shes \
plural -s

Definition of duchesse

1 : a chaise longue with arms that was popular in 18th century France
2 or less commonly duchess : a fine lustrous rayon or silk satin for clothing
3 : a very small cream puff with sweet or savory filling used as dessert or served with cocktails

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History and Etymology for duchesse

French, literally, duchess

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“Duchesse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duchesse. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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