Glossary

Chignon

Chignon—a hair style consisting of a heavy twist or knot.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary: Chi"gnon (), n. [F., prop. equiv. to cha\'8cnon link, fr. cha\'8cne 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.