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

Word History


French, literally, duchess

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“Duchesse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duchesse. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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