(fln"nl), n. [F. flanelle, cf. OF. flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel, fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.] 1. A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. Shak.
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2. a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling flannel{1}; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets; also called flanellette.

3. pl. garments made of flannel, especially underwear.

4. a washcloth. [Brit.]

5. humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk. [Brit. informal]

6. insincere flattery or praise. [Brit. informal]

Adam's flannel. (Bot.) See under Adam. -- Canton flannel, Cotton flannel. See Cotton flannel, under Cotton.
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n. (Bot.) any of several handsome evergreen shrubs of California and Northern Mexico having downy lobed leaves and showy yellow flowers.
Syn. -- California beauty.
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