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1. A strong, twilled cotton, traditionally used in making uniforms and work clothes.
2. jeans Pants made of jean, denim, or another durable fabric.
[Short for obsolete jene fustian, Genoan fustian, from Middle English jene, gene, from Old French Genes, Genoa.]
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(Textiles) a tough twill-weave cotton fabric used for hard-wearing trousers, overalls, etc
[C16: short for jean fustian, from Gene Genoa]
1. (Biography) born 1921, full name Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000)
2. (Biography) Michaelle. born 1957, in Haiti. Canadian stateswoman and broadcaster; governor-general from 2005
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1. Sometimes, jeans. a sturdy twilled fabric, usu. of cotton.
2. jeans, (used with a pl. v.)
a. blue jeans.
b. trousers of various fabrics, styled or constructed like blue jeans.
[1485–95; short for jean fustian, earlier Gene(s)fustian Genoa fustian]
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|Noun||1.||jean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear|
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
workwear - heavy-duty clothes for manual or physical work
|2.||jean - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric|
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