panne

noun \ ˈpan \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of panne

1 : a silk or rayon velvet with lustrous pile flattened in one direction called also panne velvet
2 : a heavy silk or rayon satin with high luster and waxy smoothness

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Origin and Etymology of panne

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


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