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Meaning of chignon

chi•gnon

Pronunciation: (shēn'yon, shēn-yun' Fr. shē-nyôn'), [key]
— pl. chi•gnons
  1. a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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