Definition of futon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfuːtɒn


  • A padded unsprung mattress originating in Japan, that can be rolled up or folded in two.
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    • The only furnishing visible were a table and chair, and a futon rolled up in one corner.
    • Other parents sleep next to their infants on bamboo or straw mats or on futons (as in Japan).
    • There where a small ground level table and two futons rolled out on the wooden floor.


late 19th century: Japanese.

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