noun, often attributive \ˌpän-ˈjē, ˈpän-ˌ\

Definition of PONGEE

:  a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also :  an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or rayon)

Origin of PONGEE

Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + loom
First Known Use: 1711


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