Pronunciation: (hō'nan'; Chin. hœ'nän'), [key]
2. (usually l.c.) Textiles.
a. a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm.
b. a lustrous fabric simulating pongee and woven from fibers other than silk.
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