nankeen

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noun nan·keen \ˌnan-ˈkēn\

Definition of nankeen

  1. 1 :  a durable brownish yellow cotton fabric originally loomed by hand in China

  2. 2 nankeens plural :  trousers made of nankeen

Origin and Etymology of nankeen

Nanking (Nanjing), China


First Known Use: circa 1700


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