canton-flannel

Canton flannel

noun
a plain-weave or twill-weave cotton fabric with a long, fleecy nap usually on one side only, used for sportswear, undergarments, backings and linings, etc.

Origin:
1880–85; after Canton, China

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Canton flannel (ˈkæntɒn, -tən)
 
n
another name for cotton flannel
 
[C19: named after Canton, China]

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