Definition of Nankeen

1. Noun. A durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Nankeen

1. n. A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.

Definition of Nankeen

1. Noun. a type of cotton cloth originally from Nanking in China. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nankeen

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nankeen

1. 1. A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow colour quite indestructible and permanent. 2. An imitation of this cloth by artificial colouring. 3. Trousers made of nankeen. Nankeen bird, the Australian night heron (Nycticorax Caledonicus); called also quaker. Origin: So called from its being originally manufactured at Nankin, in China Alternative forms: nankin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nankeen

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nandrolone
nandrolone phenylpropionate
nandrolones
nandu
nandus
nane
naner
nang
nangry
nangs
nanism
nanisms
nanite
nanites
nankeen (current term)
nankeens
nankin
nankins
nanlingite
nanmu
nanna nap
nannan
nannans
nannas
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nannetticafruits
nannie
nannied
nannies

Literary usage of Nankeen

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1. Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed by Thomas Dolby, George Damiel, D. G., G. D., John Cumberland (1827)
"INKLE—nankeen trowsers and jacket, white waistcoat, light hat, ... Light trowsers, waistcoat, &c., nankeen jacket, bufl'waist- coat, and breeches. ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"nankeen Crane, or nankeen N Bird, or nankeen Night Heron, n. the Australian ... Both the nankeen Bird and the nankeen Hawk are so called from their colour. ..."

3. The Emporium of Arts and Sciences by John Redman Coxe (1812)
"... nankeen Colour. Sixth Operation. FOR every ten pounds of yarn make a ley from half a pound of pot or pearl ashes ; pour the clear ley into the ..."

4. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1864)
"... and that he wasn't even taken out of nankeen frocks and trowsers till he was unpleasant in 'em ; and touches on a good many more family matters to the ..."

5. The Family Receipt Book: Containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1819)
"To make nankeen Dye,., Boil equal parts of ... This will produce the pale reddish buff" so much in use, and sold under the name o( nankeen Dye. 453. ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"nankeen, a fabric manufactured in China of a buff-colored cotton, and much esteemed for its durability and the permanency of its hue, which is natural to ..."

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