crepe de Chine

[ kreyp duh sheen ]
/ ˌkreɪp də ˈʃin /

noun

a light, soft, silk or synthetic fabric with minute irregularities of surface.

Origin of crepe de Chine

1885–90; < French: literally, crepe from China

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British Dictionary definitions for crepe de chine

crepe de Chine

/ (kreɪp də ˈʃiːn) /

noun

  1. a very thin crepe of silk or a similar light fabric
  2. (as modifier)a crepe-de-Chine blouse

Word Origin for crepe de Chine

C19: from French: Chinese crepe

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