an upholstered armchair, or one with caned seat, back, and sides and loose cushions
, esp. in an 18th-cent. French style
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Word origin of 'bergere'Fr, lit., shepherdess, fem. of berger, shepherd < OFr bergier < VL berbecarius, altered < *vervecarius < L vervex, a wether