chif•fonPronunciation: (shi-fon', shif'on), [key]
a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave.
any women's dress ornament, as ribbon or lace.
(of dresses, scarves, etc.) resembling or made of chiffon.
(in cooking) having a light, frothy texture, as certain pies and cakes containing beaten egg whites.
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