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hassock (n.)

Old English hassuc "clump of grass, coarse grass," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick cushion" is first recorded 1510s, with the likely connection being the perceived similarity of a kneeling cushion and a tuft of grass. Related: Hassocky.

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Definitions of hassock from WordNet

hassock (n.)
thick cushion used as a seat;
Synonyms: ottoman / pouf / pouffe / puff
hassock (n.)
a cushion for kneeling on (as when praying in church);
From wordnet.princeton.edu