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[shif-uh-neyd, -nahd]
  1. a mixture of finely cut vegetables, herbs, or the like, for use in soups, salads, etc.
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Origin of chiffonade

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at chiffon, -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for chiffonade


  1. finely shredded leaf vegetables used as a base for a dish or as a garnish
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Word Origin and History for chiffonade


also chiffonnade, food preparation technique, 1877, from French chiffonade, from chiffon (see chiffon) + -ade. In reference to the condition of the leafy stuff after it is so treated.

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