Etymology
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futon (n.)

1876, from Japanese, said to mean "bedroll" or "place to rest."

updated on October 24, 2012

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Definitions of futon from WordNet

futon (n.)
mattress consisting of a pad of cotton batting that is used for sleeping on the floor or on a raised frame;
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