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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a soft thin cloth woven from raw silk (or an imitation)

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) b?nj?, from b?n own + j? loom Date: 1711 a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or rayon)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a soft usu. unbleached type of Chinese silk fabric. 2 an imitation of this in cotton etc. Etymology: perh. f. Chin. dial. pun-chi own loom, i.e. home-made

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pongee Pon*gee", n. [Of East Indian origin.] A fabric of undyed silk from India and China.



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