Definitions for pongeepɒnˈdʒi, ˈpɒn dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pon•geepɒnˈdʒi, ˈpɒn dʒi(n.)

  1. silk of a slightly uneven weave made from filaments of wild silk woven in natural tan color.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of pongee:

1705–15; < Chin běnjī homewoven, lit., one's own loom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pongee(noun)

    a soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)


  1. pongee(Noun)

    A soft unbleached silk, from China or India, from silkworms that feed on oak leaves

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pongee(noun)

    a fabric of undyed silk from India and China


  1. Pongee

    Pongee is a soft thin woven cloth. In the early 20th century, pongee was an important export from China to the United States. Pongee is still woven in silk by many mills across China. Generally it would vary in weight between 36 to about 50gm/sq m. In lighter variants, it is called Paj. It is particularly woven along the banks of the Yangtze by mills in Sichuan, Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces. It is used as a blouse weight or lining silk.


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