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bedding (n.)

late Old English beddinge "materials of a bed, bed covering," from bed (n.). Meaning "bottom layer of anything" is from c. 1400.

updated on April 26, 2017

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Definitions of bedding from WordNet

bedding (n.)
coverings that are used on a bed;
Synonyms: bedclothes / bed clothing
bedding (n.)
material used to provide a bed for animals;
Synonyms: bedding material / litter
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