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hope chest

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   US old-fashioned (UK bottom drawer)
clothes, sheets, etc. that a young woman traditionally collects for use after she is married: Kate's grandmother gave her a quilt for her hope chest.
Translations of “hope chest”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嫁妝, 嫁妝箱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嫁妆, 嫁妆箱…
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