bedding: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bed'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. blankets, sheets, etc., used on a bed; bedclothes.
  2. bedclothes together with a matress.
  3. litter; straw, etc., as a bed for animals.
    1. a foundation or bottom layer.
    2. a thin layer of putty laid in the rabbet of a window frame or muntin to give a pane of glass an even backing.
  4. arrangement of sedimentary rocks in strata.
  1. of or pertaining to a plant esp. suited to or prepared for planting in an open-air bed for ornamental displays: bedding hyacinths; bedding begonias.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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