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chiné

[shee-ney]
adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.
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Origin of chiné

1850–55; < French, past participle of chiner, verbal derivative of Chine China
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British Dictionary definitions for chiné

chiné

adjective
  1. textiles having a mottled pattern
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Word Origin

C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China

chine1

noun
  1. the backbone
  2. the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
  3. a ridge or crest of land
  4. (in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side
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verb
  1. (tr) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scina needle, shinbone; see shin 1

chine2

noun
  1. another word for chime 2
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chine3

noun
  1. Southern English dialect a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
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Word Origin

Old English cīnan to crack
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Word Origin and History for chiné

chine

adj.

"in Chinese fashion," French Chiné, past participle of chiner "to color in Chinese fashion," from Chine "China" (see China).

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