recamier

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noun re·ca·mier \ˌrā-käm-ˈyā\

Definition of recamier

  1. :  a sometimes backless couch with a high curved headrest and low footrest

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Origin and Etymology of recamier

from its appearance in a portrait of Mme. Récamier by Jacques-Louis David


First Known Use: 1924


Récamier

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biographical name Ré·ca·mi·er \rā-ˈka-mē-ˌā, rā-kä-ˈmyā\

Definition of Récamier

  1. Jeanne-Françoise-Julie-Adélaïde 1777–1849 Madame de Récamier née Bernard Fr. society wit


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