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chiné

[shee-ney] /ʃiˈneɪ/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French, past participle of chiner, verbal derivative of Chine China
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British Dictionary definitions for chiné

chiné

/ˈʃiːneɪ/
adjective
1.
(textiles) having a mottled pattern
Word Origin
C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China

chine1

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the backbone
2.
the backbone of an animal with adjoining meat, cut for cooking
3.
a ridge or crest of land
4.
(in some boats) a corner-like intersection where the bottom meets the side
verb
5.
(transitive) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
Word Origin
C14: from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scina needle, shinbone; see shin1

chine2

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
another word for chime2

chine3

/tʃaɪn/
noun
1.
(Southern English, dialect) a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
Word Origin
Old English cīnan to crack
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Word Origin and History for chiné

chine

adj.

"in Chinese fashion," French Chiné, past participle of chiner "to color in Chinese fashion," from Chine "China" (see China).

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