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chiffon (ʃɪˈfɒn, ˈʃɪfɒn)
1.  a fine transparent or almost transparent plain-weave fabric of silk, nylon, etc
2.  rare (often plural) feminine finery
3.  made of chiffon
4.  (of soufflés, pies, cakes, etc) having a very light fluffy texture
[C18: from French, from chiffe rag; probably related to chip]

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