layette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n layette kit consisting of a complete outfit (clothing and accessories) for a new baby
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Layette (Med) The outfit of clothing, blankets, etc., prepared for a newborn infant, and placed ready for use.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n layette A complete outfit for a new-born child, including garments, toilet articles, cradle or bassinet, and bedding.
    • n layette A three-sided tray or box without a cover, used to carry powder from one mortar to another in powder-mills.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Layette lā-yet′ a baby's complete outfit: a tray for carrying powder in powder-mills.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Barsaloux, relenting, had sent a layette of French workmanship, and Marna was radiantly happy.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
As this had lasted from her layette up to her sixteenth year, it may be imagined what took place when she determined to make her debut.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
Oh, what a sweet layette!
"Women as World Builders" by Floyd Dell
Ever since then the Willyham Layettes have been pink as a matter of course.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
Such a layette, my dear, you never saw!
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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In news:

Branded as giggleBABY, the new baby ships will open in fall 2013 and feature nursery, gear, layette, bedding, toys, and gifts.
Since that time, thousands of handmade quilts , health and school kits and baby layettes have been shipped to scores of nations around the world.
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