Definitions for: Chignon

[n] a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck

Webster (1913) Definition: Chi"gnon, n. [F., prop. equiv. to cha[^i]non link, fr.
cha[^i]ne chain, fr. L. catena Cf. Chain.]
A knot, boss, or mass of hair, natural or artificial, worn by
a woman at the back of the head.

A curl that had strayed from her chignon. --H. James.

See Also: coiffure, hair style, hairdo

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