kente(redirected from kentes)
1. A brightly patterned, handwoven ceremonial cloth of the Ashanti.
2. A durable machine-woven fabric similar to this fabric, prominently featured in Afrocentric fashion.
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1. (Textiles) Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the toga made of this cloth
[from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan]
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a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.
[1955–60; < Ashanti]
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