[Celt.] A long, narrow web of silk or other material used for trimming dresses. Ribbons are chiefly made at St. Etienne in France, Basle in Switzerland, Coventry in England, Crefeld in Prussia, and Paterson, New Jersey. French and Swiss ribbons are handmade ; English ribbons are machine-made. Italian and French silk is used in making the best ribbons.-Ribbonjish is a fish of the North Atlantic, 20 feet long.