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nankeen (n.)

kind of cotton cloth, originally usually yellow, 1755, from Nanking, China, where it originally was made. Also "trousers or breeches made of nankeen" (1806).

updated on April 10, 2019

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Definitions of nankeen from WordNet

nankeen (n.)
a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color;
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