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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side [syn: cotton flannel, Canton flannel]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Canton, China Date: 1872 flannel 1c

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flannel Flan"nel (fl[a^]n"n[e^]l), n. [F. flanelle, cf. OF. flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel, fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.] A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. --Shak. Adam's flannel. (Bot.) See under Adam. Canton flannel, Cotton flannel. See Cotton flannel, under Cotton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Canton flannel Can"ton flan"nel See Cotton flannel.



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