a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African-American pride.

1955–60; < Ashanti Unabridged
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kente (ˈkɛntɪ)
1.  Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread
2.  the toga made of this cloth
[from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan]

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Example sentences
Swaths of kente cloth cover bodies swaying in the pews.
The graduates step out, capped and gowned and festooned with kente cloth.
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