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A fine crepe of silk or similar fiber.
- ‘She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.’
Late 19th century: French, literally crepe of China.
crepe de chine/ˌkrāp də ˈSHēn/
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