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Line breaks: chy¦pre
Pronunciation: /ʃiːpr(ə)/

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Definition of chypre in English:


[mass noun]
A heady perfume made from sandalwood.


late 19th century: from French, literally 'Cyprus', perhaps where it was first made.

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