Pronunciation: (nan-kēn'), [key]
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. nankeens,garments made of this material.
4. a yellow or buff color.
5. Also called Nan'keen por'celain, Nan'king chi'na, Nan'king' ware". a type of Chinese porcelain having blue ornament on a white ground. Also,nan•kinPronunciation: (nan'kin). [key]
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