nankeen: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nan-kēn'), [key]
— n.
  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. garments made of this material.
  4. a yellow or buff color.
  5. Also calleda type of Chinese porcelain having blue ornament on a white ground.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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