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nan·keen(năn-kēn′) also nan·kin (-kēn′, -kĭn′)
a. A sturdy yellow or buff cotton cloth.
b. nankeens Trousers made of this cloth.
2. Nankeen A Chinese porcelain with a blue-and-white pattern.
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1. (Textiles) a hard-wearing buff-coloured cotton fabric
a. a pale greyish-yellow colour
b. (as adjective): a nankeen carpet.
[C18: named after Nanking, China, where it originated]
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1. a durable yellow or buff fabric, formerly made from Chinese cotton.
2. nankeens, garments made of this material.
(after Nankin Nanjing]
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|Noun||1.||nankeen - a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color|
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n, no pl (= cloth) → Nanking(-stoff) m
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