Definition of shantung
: a fabric in plain weave having a slightly irregular surface due to uneven slubbed filling yarns
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With a white jacket made of shantung — a natural silk that shows the occasional impurity — the suit also included a black skirt that fell below the knee, made of pleated wool.
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Origin and Etymology of shantung
Shantung (Shandong), China
First Known Use: circa 1882See Words from the same year
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