Nan·​kin ˈnan-ˈkin How to pronounce Nankin (audio) ˈnän- How to pronounce Nankin (audio)
variants or Nanking
: Chinese porcelain decorated in blue on a white ground

Word History


Nanking (Nanjing), China

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nankin was in 1782

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Cite this Entry

“Nankin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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