commode

A Commode is any of several pieces of furniture.

The English word commode comes from French roots meaning "convenient" or "suitable".

Originally, in furniture it meant a cabinet, with one or more doors, which served as a washstand with a washbasin and water pitcher, and which also offered an enclosed area below for storing a chamberpot. A chamberpot enclosed in a commode was called a close-stool. Convenience cabinets called commodes often furnished middle-class bedrooms before the days of indoor plumbing.

In other uses of the word commode, it is a slang term for a Toilet.

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