Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lustrous plain-weave silk fabric for head coverings and scarfs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a lustrous silk fabric used for headscarves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. According to the fashion or prevailing mode.
  • n. A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; -- often called simply mode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the fashion; according to the fashion or prevailing mode.
  • Fashionable; according to some particular fashion.
  • n. A fashion.
  • n. A thin glossy silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.

Etymologies

From à la mode.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From à la mode (Wiktionary)

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