palliasse

noun
pal·​liasse | \ pal-ˈyas How to pronounce palliasse (audio) \

Definition of palliasse

: a thin straw mattress used as a pallet

First Known Use of palliasse

1506, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palliasse

modification of French paillasse, from paille straw

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about palliasse

Time Traveler for palliasse

Time Traveler

The first known use of palliasse was in 1506

See more words from the same year

Statistics for palliasse

Cite this Entry

“Palliasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palliasse. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on palliasse

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with palliasse

Comments on palliasse

What made you want to look up palliasse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!