crepe de chine

noun, often capitalized second C \ ˌkrāp-də-ˈshēn \
variants: or crêpe de chine

Definition of crepe de chine

:a soft fine or sheer clothing crepe especially of silk

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Origin and Etymology of crepe de chine

French crêpe de Chine, literally, China crepe


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