UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpælɪˌæs/, /ˌpælɪˈæs/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pal yas, palyas, pal′ē as, palē as′)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pail•lasse  (pal yas, palyas, pal′ē as, palē as′),USA pronunciation n. 
  • British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a mattress of straw;
  • Also,  palliasse. 
    • Latin palea chaff ) + -accio pejorative noun, nominal suffix
    • Italian pagliaccio straw pallet, equivalent. to pagli(a) straw (
    • French
    • 1500–10

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    paillasse /ˈpælɪˌæs; ˌpælɪˈæs/ n
    1. a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse
    'paillasse' also found in these entries:

    Report an inappropriate ad.