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crepe de Chine

[kreyp duh sheen] /ˌkreɪp də ˈʃin/
a light, soft, silk or synthetic fabric with minute irregularities of surface.
Origin of crepe de Chine
1885-90; < French: literally, crepe from China Unabridged
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crepe de Chine

/kreɪp də ˈʃiːn/
  1. a very thin crepe of silk or a similar light fabric
  2. (as modifier): a crepe-de-Chine blouse
Word Origin
C19: from French: Chinese crepe
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