A padded unsprung mattress originating in Japan, that can be rolled up or folded in two.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of futon in:
- The US English dictionary