Shantung

Shantung

[shan-tuhng or for 2, shan-tuhng; for 1, also Chinese shahn-doong]
noun
2.
(often lowercase) Textiles.
a.
a heavy pongee. Compare tussah.
b.
a fabric imitating this, of rayon or cotton.
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Shandong or Shantung (ˈʃænˈdʌŋ)
 
n
a province of NE China, on the Yellow Sea and the Gulf of Chihli: part of the earliest organized state of China (1520--1030 bc); consists chiefly of the fertile plain of the lower Yellow River, with mountains over 1500 m (5000 ft) high in the centre. Capital: Jinan. Pop: 91 250 000 (2003 est). Area: 153 300 sq km (59 189 sq miles)
 
Shantung or Shantung
 
n

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

Shantung (ˈʃænˈtʌŋ)
 
n
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shandong

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shantung
coarse silk, 1882, from Shantung province, in China, where the fabric was made.
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