Honan

Honan

[hoh-nan; Chinese hœ-nahn]
noun
1.
Wade-Giles. Henan.
2.
(usually lowercase) Textiles.
a.
a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm.
b.
a lustrous fabric simulating pongee and woven from fibers other than silk.
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Henan or Honan (ˈhʌˈnæn)
 
n
a province of N central China: the chief centre of early Chinese culture; mainly agricultural (the largest wheat-producing province in China). Capital: Zhengzhou. Pop: 96 670 000 (2003 est)
 
Honan or Honan
 
n

honan (ˈhəʊˈnæn)
 
n
(sometimes capital) a silk fabric of rough weave
 
[C20: from Honan, former name of Henan, where it is made]

Honan (ˈhəʊˈnæn)
 
n
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Henan

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