Definition of chinois in English:

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chinois

Pronunciation: /SHinˈwä/ Pronunciation: /SHēn-/

noun

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A cone-shaped sieve with a closely woven mesh for straining sauces.
Example sentences
  • Its typical conical shell has earned it the name chapeau chinois in France.
  • Drain in a colander set over a bowl, then shell the mussels before straining the juice carefully through a double muslin or chinois.
  • I tried three kinds of strainers: a stainless steel single-mesh strainer, a reinforced double-mesh strainer, and a fine-mesh chinois.

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Syllabification: chi·nois

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