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Topic: FURNITURE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: couche, from coucher 'to lie', from Latin collocare 'to put in place'; COLLOCATE

couch

1 noun
     
couch
couch1 plural couches [countable]
1DHF a comfortable piece of furniture big enough for two or three people to sit on [= sofa, settee]:
Tom offered to sleep on the couch.
2DHF a long narrow bed for a doctor's or psychiatrist's patients to lie on
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