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fu·ton

 (fo͞o′tŏn)
n.
A thin mattress of tufted cotton batting or similar material, placed on a floor or on a raised, foldable frame.

[Japanese, ultimately (although the first syllable is now written with the kanji for fu, cloth) from early Mandarin phu´ thɔn´, a kind of mat (Modern Mandarin pútuán, cushion made from rushes, hassock made from cattails) : ph, rushes, reeds, aquatic grasses (such as those used for bedding, for example) (from Middle Chinese pɦuə̆) + thɔn´, round, to roll into a ball (from Middle Chinese tɦuan).]

futon

(ˈfuːˌtɒn)
n
(Furniture) a Japanese padded quilt, laid on the floor for use as a bed, or on a frame for use as a chair
[C19: from Japanese]

fu•ton

(ˈfu tɒn)

n.
a quiltlike mattress placed on a floor for sleeping and folded and stored or used as seating at other times.
[1875–80; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, = Chinese pútuán rush-mat seat]

futon

A Japanese word meaning a padded quilt laid on the floor as a bed, often folded into a couch when not in use.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.futon - mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised framefuton - mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised frame
mattress - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Translations
Futonbett

futon

[ˈfuːtɔn] Nfutón m

futon

[ˈfuːtɒn] nfuton m

futon

nFuton m

futon

[ˌfuːˈtɒn] nfuton m inv, materasso giapponese
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