Home > Lexicon > tiffany


tif·fa·ny /ˈtɪfəni/

–noun, plural -nies.
a sheer, mesh fabric constructed in plain weave, originally made of silk but now often made of cotton or synthetic fibers.
1250–1300; 1595–1605 for current sense; perh. punning use of the earlier word, ME: feast of the Epiphany < OF tiphanie Epiphany < LL theophania. See theophany

Source: Dictionary.com.

A joy it was to see such a shifting maze of velvets, furs, curious needleworks and cloth of tissue, tiffanies, laces, ruffs, goodly chains and carcanets of gold

Source: The Worm Ouroboros by E R Eddison.

Categories: Lexicon
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: