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

  • n. A thin, transparent gauze of silk or cotton muslin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of gauze, or very thin silk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. made of stained glass by, or in the style of objects made by, Louis C. Tiffany.
  • adj. Made by or purchased from the Tiffany corporation (with headquarters in New York City).
  • n. A species of gause, or very silk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of thin silk; gauze.
  • n. A kind of gauze muslin, resembling silk gauze.
  • n. A portable flour-sieve made of tiffany.
  • Made of tiffany, or thin silk: as, a tiffany cloak; hence, transparent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)


Probably from obsolete French tiphanie, Epiphany, from Old French, from Late Latin theophania; see theophany.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English tiffenay; compare Old French tiffe ornament, tiffer to adjust, adorn. See tiff to dress. (Wiktionary)



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