Chiffo
Chiffonier Chif`fo*nier", fem. Chiffo Chif`fo-niere

i[`e]re", n. [F. chiffonnier, fem. chiffonni[`e]re, fr. chiffon rag, fr. chiffe a rag, flimsy cloth.] 1. One who gathers rags and odds and ends; a ragpicker. [1913 Webster]

2. A receptacle for rags or shreds. [1913 Webster]

3. A movable and ornamental closet or piece of furniture with shelves or drawers. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


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