panne

[pan]
noun
a soft, lustrous, lightweight velvet with flattened pile.

Origin:
1785–95; < French, Old French, variant of pen(n)e, equivalent to Medieval Latin panna, penna skin, fur, apparently special use of Latin penna feather; compare Middle High German federe kind of fur

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panne (pæn)
 
n
a lightweight velvet fabric
 
[C19: via Old French, from Latin pinna wing, feather]

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Ditching removed panne and pool areas that provided critical habitat for waterfowl, water birds, and shorebirds.
The panne habitat had higher salinity than the canopy habitat except immediately following large rainfall events.
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