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Honan

[hoh-nan; Chinese hœ-nahn] /ˈhoʊˈnæn; Chinese ˈhœˈnɑn/
noun
1.
Wade-Giles. Henan.
2.
(usually lowercase) Textiles.
  1. a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm.
  2. a lustrous fabric simulating pongee and woven from fibers other than silk.
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British Dictionary definitions for Honan

Henan

/ˈhʌˈnæn/
noun
1.
a province of N central China: the chief centre of early Chinese culture; mainly agricultural (the largest wheat-producing province in China). Capital: Zhengzhou. Pop: 96 670 000 (2003 est)

honan

/ˈhəʊˈnæn/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) a silk fabric of rough weave
Word Origin
C20: from Honan, former name of Henan, where it is made

Honan

/ˈhəʊˈnæn/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Henan
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