noun \ˈpan\

Definition of panne

  1. 1 :  a silk or rayon velvet with lustrous pile flattened in one direction —called also panne velvet

  2. 2 :  a heavy silk or rayon satin with high luster and waxy smoothness

Origin and Etymology of panne

French, from Old French penne, panne fur used for lining, from Latin pinna feather, wing — more at pen

First Known Use: circa 1794

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