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Shantung

[shan-tuhng or for 2, shan-tuhng; for 1, also Chinese shahn-doo ng] /ˈʃænˈtʌŋ or for 2, ˈʃæn tʌŋ; for 1, also Chinese ˈʃɑnˈdʊŋ/
noun
1.
2.
(often lowercase) Textiles.
  1. a heavy pongee.
    Compare tussah.
  2. a fabric imitating this, of rayon or cotton.
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British Dictionary definitions for Shantung

shantung

/ˌʃænˈtʌŋ/
noun
1.
a heavy silk fabric with a knobbly surface
2.
a cotton or rayon imitation of this
Word Origin
C19: so called because it was first imported to Britain from Shantung in China

Shantung

/ˈʃænˈtʌŋ/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shandong
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Word Origin and History for Shantung

shantung

n.

type of coarse silk, 1882, from Shantung province, in China, where the fabric was made. The place name is "east of the mountain," from shan (mountain) + dong (east). The mountain in question is Tan Shan. West of it is Shansi, from xi "west."

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