pongee

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noun, often attributive pon·gee \ˌpän-ˈjē, ˈpän-ˌ\

Definition of pongee

  1. :  a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also :  an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or rayon)

Origin and Etymology of pongee

Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + loom


First Known Use: 1711

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