(often lowercase) Textiles.

a heavy pongee.
Compare tussah.
a fabric imitating this, of rayon or cotton.

a heavy silk fabric with a knobbly surface
a cotton or rayon imitation of this
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shandong


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