pal·​liasse pal-ˈyas How to pronounce palliasse (audio)
: a thin straw mattress used as a pallet

Word History


modification of French paillasse, from paille straw

First Known Use

1506, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palliasse was in 1506

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Cite this Entry

“Palliasse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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