crepe de chine

noun, often capitalized 2d C \ˌkrāp-də-ˈshēn\
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crêpe de chine

Definition of crepe de chine

  1. :  a soft fine or sheer clothing crepe especially of silk

Origin and Etymology of crepe de chine

French crêpe de Chine, literally, China crepe

First Known Use: 1869

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