Definition of chikan in English:

chikan

noun

  • [mass noun] (in South Asia) a type of hand embroidery using cutwork and shadow work.

    • ‘If shopping in this section is over, try going over to the stall selling garments and dress material with Lucknowi chikan work, again in pastels.’
    • ‘Sahiba Collections have their exclusive Lucknowi chikan works on display.’
    • ‘With chikan kurtas in beige and white colours and jewelled T-shirts in a multitude of designs, every creation has a style of its own.’
    • ‘The most beautiful part of chikan work is the open groundwork.’

Origin

From Urdu, from Persian čikan.

Pronunciation:

chikan

/ˈtʃɪk(ə)n/