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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: diaphanus, from Greek diaphainein 'to show through'

diaphanous

adjective
     
Related topics: Clothes and Fashion
di‧aph‧a‧nous literary
DC diaphanous cloth is so thin that you can almost see through it

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