noting or pertaining to a fabric having a variegated pattern produced by warp threads that have been dyed, printed, or painted before weaving.

1850–55; < French, past participle of chiner, verbal derivative of Chine China Unabridged
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chine1 (tʃaɪn)
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
5.  (tr) to cut (meat) along or across the backbone
[C14: from Old French eschine, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scina needle, shinbone; see shin1]

chine2 (tʃaɪn)
another word for chime

chine3 (tʃaɪn)
dialect (Southern English) a deep fissure in the wall of a cliff
[Old English cīnan to crack]

chiné (ˈʃiːneɪ)
textiles having a mottled pattern
[C19: from French chiner to make in the Chinese fashion, from Chine China]

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