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 (shăn′tŭng′, shän′to͝ong′)


A heavy, usually silk fabric with a rough nubby surface.

[After Shantung.]
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1. (Textiles) a heavy silk fabric with a knobbly surface
2. (Textiles) a cotton or rayon imitation of this
[C19: so called because it was first imported to Britain from Shantung in China]


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shandong
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2. (often l.c.)
a. a plain-weave silk fabric made from yarns with irregular or uneven texture.
b. a heavy pongee. Compare tussah (def. 1).
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A heavy silk fabric that has a rough, uneven finish.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shantung - a heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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[ˌʃænˈtʌŋ] Nshantung m
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nSchantungseide f
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[ʃænˈtʌŋ] nsciantung m
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