(?), n. [So called from its being originally manufactured at Nankin (Nanjing), in China.]
[Written also nankin.]
1. A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.
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2. An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring.
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3. pl. Trousers made of nankeen. Ld. Lytton.
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Nankeen bird (Zol.), the Australian night heron (Nycticorax Caledonicus); -- called also quaker.
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