crepe de chine

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

Definition of crepe de chine

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

Variants of crepe de chine


crêpe de chine

Origin and Etymology of crepe de chine

French crêpe de Chine, literally, China crepe

First Known Use: 1869

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