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panne

[pan] /pæn/
noun
1.
a soft, lustrous, lightweight velvet with flattened pile.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French, Old French, variant of pen(n)e, equivalent to Medieval Latin panna, penna skin, fur, apparently special use of Latin penna feather; compare Middle High German federe kind of fur
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  • Ditching removed panne and pool areas that provided critical habitat for waterfowl, water birds, and shorebirds.
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British Dictionary definitions for panne

panne

/pæn/
noun
1.
a lightweight velvet fabric
Word Origin
C19: via Old French, from Latin pinna wing, feather
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Word Origin and History for panne
n.

1794, from French panne "soft material, plush" (15c.), earlier penne (13c.), of unknown origin; perhaps from Latin penna "feather" (see pen (n.1)).

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