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[foo-ton, fyoo-] /ˈfu tɒn, ˈfyu-/

a thin mattress, usually filled with layers of cotton batting and encased in cotton fabric, placed on a floor for sleeping, especially in traditional Japanese interiors, and folded and stored during the day.
a Japanese padded quilt, laid on the floor for use as a bed, or on a frame for use as a chair

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


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