Pronunciation: ( Fr. pan'yu), [key]
—pl. pagnesPronunciation: ( Fr. pan'yu). [key]
a garment worn by some African peoples, consisting of a rectangular strip of cloth fashioned into a loincloth or wrapped on the body so as to form a short skirt.
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