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a sheer, mesh fabric constructed in plain weave, originally made of silk but now often made of cotton or synthetic fibers.
Origin:
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.

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