trousseau n : the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens [also: trousseaux (pl)]
- Rhymes: -uːsəʊ
- A bundle.
- The clothes and
linen etc. that a bride collects for her wedding and married life.
- 1918: Consequently, having decided to divide her daughter's trousseau into two parts, a lesser and a larger, the Princess eventually consented to have the wedding before Advent. — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, tr. Louise & Aylmer Maude (Oxford 1998, p. 435)