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English definition of “chiffon”

chiffon

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɪf.ɒn/ us    /ʃɪˈfɑːn/
a very thin, almost transparent cloth of silk or nylonTextiles made from natural fibres

chiffon

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈʃɪf.ɒn/ us    /ʃɪˈfɑːn/ US
describes food that is made light by adding the clear part of eggs that have been beaten: lemon chiffon pieCookery terms
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