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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bedtime; hence, a reception of visitors about bedtime: opposed to levee.

Etymologies

French couche ("a sleeping place"), from coucher. See couch. (Wiktionary)

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