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"futon" in British English

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futonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfuː.tɒn/ us /ˈfuː.tɑːn/

a type of mattress, originally from Japan, that can be rolled up, or a bed or seat made from such a mattress

(Definition of “futon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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futonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfu·tɑn/

a mattress (= large, flat, firm bag filled with soft material and used for sleeping on) which is used on the floor or on a wooden frame that can often be folded to make a seat:

a futon sofa

(Definition of “futon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)