nankeen

noun
nan·​keen | \ ˌnan-ˈkēn How to pronounce nankeen (audio) \

Definition of nankeen

1 : a durable brownish yellow cotton fabric originally loomed by hand in China
2 nankeens plural : trousers made of nankeen

First Known Use of nankeen

circa 1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nankeen

Nanking (Nanjing), China

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The first known use of nankeen was circa 1700

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