Pronunciation: (shēn'yon, shēn-yun'; Fr. shē-nyôn'), [key]
—pl. chi•gnonsPronunciation: (shēn'yonz, shēn-yunz'; Fr. shē-nyôn'). [key]
a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
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