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[nan-keen] /nænˈkin/

a firm, durable, yellow or buff fabric, formerly made from a natural-colored Chinese cotton.
a twilled material made from other cotton and dyed in imitation of this fabric.
nankeens, garments made of this material.
a yellow or buff color.
Also called Nankeen porcelain, Nanking china, Nanking ware. a type of Chinese porcelain having blue ornament on a white ground.
a hard-wearing buff-coloured cotton fabric


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


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