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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: counterpoint 'counterpane' (15-17 centuries), from Old French coute pointe 'embroidered quilt'; influenced by pane 'covering cloth' (13-17 centuries), from Old French pan ( PANE)

counterpane

noun
     
Related topics: Household
coun‧ter‧pane [countable]
DH old-fashioned a bedspread

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