Definitions for nankeenˈnænˈkin; -ˈkɪn
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a durable yellow or buff fabric, formerly made from Chinese cotton.
nankeens, garments made of this material.
Origin of nankeen:
a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color
a type of cotton cloth originally from Nanking in China.
a species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent
an imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring
trousers made of nankeen