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Canton flannel

noun
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85; after Canton, China
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British Dictionary definitions for canton-flannel

Canton flannel

/ˈkæntɒn; -tən/
noun
1.
another name for cotton flannel
Word Origin
C19: named after Canton, China
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