One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A light semi-transparent silk fabric of the nature of a thin crape or gauze. Now chiefly historical.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies' Pocket Magazine. Apparently from French aérophane (not dated in dictionaries of French) from aéro- + -phane.
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