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chypre

/ ʃiprə /

noun

  1. a perfume made from sandalwood


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chypre1

literally: Cyprus, where it perhaps originated

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Example Sentences

The air was full of the scent of "Chypre," a perfume then very fashionable and which Sophy disliked.

A faint scent of chypre from Petticoat's cigarette as he alit.

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