Recamier meaning

rā'kəm-yā', rā-käm-
A couch or day bed typically having a high curved headboard and a low or absent footboard.
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A type of couch, usually backless, with gracefully scrolled ends.
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(born Jeanne Françoise Julie Adelaïde Bernard) 1777-1849; Fr. social leader in intellectual & literary circles.
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An old-fashioned couch with headrest and footrest.
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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