Recamier Definition

rākəm-yā, rā-käm-
noun
A couch or day bed typically having a high curved headboard and a low or absent footboard.
American Heritage
A type of couch, usually backless, with gracefully scrolled ends.
Webster's New World

An old-fashioned couch with headrest and footrest.

Wiktionary
proper name
(born Jeanne Françoise Julie Adelaïde Bernard) 1777-1849; Fr. social leader in intellectual & literary circles.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Recamier

Noun

Singular:
recamier
Plural:
recamiers

Origin of Recamier

  • After Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard Récamier who was depicted reclining on such a couch in a portrait by Jacques Louis David

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French récamier, named after the 19th century French socialite Juliette Récamier.

    From Wiktionary

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