Definition of chiffonade in US English:

chiffonade

(also chiffonnade)

noun

  • A preparation of shredded or finely cut leaf vegetables, used as a garnish for soup.

    • ‘From its juicy, tart cormeal-crusted tomatoes to its smoky bacon, from its wispy lettuce chiffonade to its grilled, home-style wheat bread, this Smith creation warrants a visit all by itself.’
    • ‘Cut very finely across the roll to create a chiffonnade.’

Origin

French, from chiffonner ‘to crumple’.

Pronunciation

chiffonade

/ˌSHifəˈnād/