pongee definition

  • noun:
    • A soft slim cloth woven from Chinese or Indian raw silk or an imitation thereof.
    • A soft unbleached silk, from China or Asia, from silkworms that feast upon pine leaves
    • A fabric of undyed silk from India and China.
    • A soft, unbleached washing silk resembling the tasar silk of India, woven in Asia, mainly in province of Shantung, from cocoons of a wild silkworm (Attacus pernyi) which nourishes on a scrub-oak. The finer sorts bleached, dyed or figured after importation, tend to be known within the trade as China silks.
    • a soft slim fabric woven from natural silk (or an imitation)

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