Chanel

[shuh-nel; French sha-nel]
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noun

Ga·bri·elle [ga-bree-el] /ga briˈɛl/, Coco, 1882–1971, French fashion designer.

Can be confusedChanel channel charnel

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Chanel

noun

Gabrielle (ɡabriɛl), known as Coco Chanel. 1883–1971, French couturière and perfumer, who created "the little black dress" and the perfume Chanel No. 5
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Word Origin and History for chanel

Chanel

Paris fashion house, founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer and perfumier, who opened her first shop in 1909. The perfume Chanel No. 5 debuted in 1921.

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