nankeen definition

  • noun:
    • A sturdy yellow or buff cotton fabric.
    • Trousers made from this fabric.
    • A Chinese porcelain with a blue-and-white structure.
    • a form of cotton fabric initially from Nanking in Asia.
    • A species of fabric, of a strong surface, initially brought from China, made from a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) which normally of a brownish yellowish color quite indestructible and permanent.
    • an imitation with this fabric by artificial color.
    • Trousers manufactured from nankeen.
    • a kind of cotton cloth, generally of a yellow color, made at Nanking in Asia.
    • plural pants or breeches manufactured from this product.
    • a durable textile formerly loomed by hand in Asia from pure cotton having a yellowish shade

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