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nankeen

[nan-keen] /nænˈkin/
noun
1.
a firm, durable, yellow or buff fabric, formerly made from a natural-colored Chinese cotton.
2.
a twilled material made from other cotton and dyed in imitation of this fabric.
3.
nankeens, garments made of this material.
4.
a yellow or buff color.
5.
Also called Nankeen porcelain, Nanking china, Nanking ware. a type of Chinese porcelain having blue ornament on a white ground.
Also, nankin
[nan-kin] /ˈnæn kɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of nankeen
1745-1755
1745-55; after Nankin Nanking, where first made
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nankeen

/næŋˈkiːn/
noun
1.
a hard-wearing buff-coloured cotton fabric
2.
  1. a pale greyish-yellow colour
  2. (as adjective): a nankeen carpet
Word Origin
C18: named after Nanking, China, where it originated
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n.

kind of cotton cloth, 1755, from Nanking, China, where it originally was made.

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