) KEY NOUN:
- A fabric of sheer silk or rayon.
- Ornamental accessories, such as ribbons or laces, for women's clothing.
- Of, relating to, or resembling the fabric chiffon.
- Made light and fluffy by the addition of beaten egg whites or gelatin: a lemon chiffon pie.
French, rag, chiffon
, from chiffe
, old rag
, perhaps variant of Old French chipe
, of Germanic origin