chiné

[shee-ney]

adjective

noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.

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

textiles having a mottled pattern

Word Origin for chiné

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

chine

1

noun

the backbone
the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
a ridge or crest of land
(in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side

verb

(tr) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone

Word Origin for chine

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

chine

2

noun

another word for chime 2

chine

3

noun

Southern English dialect a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff

Word Origin for chine

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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