Chiffon



[shi-fon, shif-on] /ʃɪˈfɒn, ˈʃɪf ɒn/

noun
1.
a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave.
2.
any women’s dress ornament, as ribbon or lace.
adjective
3.
(of dresses, scarves, etc.) resembling or made of chiffon.
4.
(in cooking) having a light, frothy texture, as certain pies and cakes containing beaten egg whites.
/ʃɪˈfɒn; ˈʃɪfɒn/
noun
1.
a fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc
2.
(often pl) (rare) feminine finery
adjective
3.
made of chiffon
4.
(of soufflés, pies, cakes, etc) having a very light fluffy texture
n.

“feminine finery, sheer silk fabric,” 1765, from French chiffon (17c.), diminutive of chiffe “a rag, piece of cloth” (17c.), of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of English chip (n.1) or one of its Germanic cousins. Klein suggests Arabic. Extension to pastry is attested by 1929.

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