/truy klin"ee euhm/, n., pl. triclinia /-klin"ee euh/. Rom. Hist.
1. a couch extending along three sides of a table, for reclining on at meals.
2. a dining room, esp. one containing such a couch.
[1640-50; < L triclinium < Gk triklínion, dim. of tríklinos having three couches (adj.), dining room so furnished (n.), equiv. to tri- TRI- + klín(e) couch (see CLINIC) + -ion dim. suffix]

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