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chiffonade

[shif-uh-neyd, -nahd] /ˌʃɪf əˈneɪd, -ˈnɑd/
adjective
1.
a mixture of finely cut vegetables, herbs, or the like, for use in soups, salads, etc.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French; see chiffon, -ade1
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  • There needs to be a crispy chiffonade of iceberg lettuce.
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chiffonade

/ˌʃɪfəˈnɑːd/
noun
1.
finely shredded leaf vegetables used as a base for a dish or as a garnish
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Word Origin and History for chiffonade
n.

also chiffonnade, food preparation technique, 1877, from French chiffonade, from chiffon (see chiffon) + -ade. In reference to the condition of the leafy stuff after it is so treated.

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