[hoh-nan; Chinese hœ-nahn]
- Wade-Giles. Henan.
- (usually lowercase) Textiles.
- a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm.
- a lustrous fabric simulating pongee and woven from fibers other than silk.
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The largest is that at Honan, the southern suburb of Canton.Architecture
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"Catty Honan," cried Mary, with a gesture to enforce silence.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)
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He peered into the stinking wells of Honan where women were cutting their own throats.Athalie
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The danger to those dear to us, touring in Honan, was very great.How I Know God Answers Prayer
We visited the Temple of Honan, a place of great sanctity to the natives.Due West</p>
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- (sometimes capital) a silk fabric of rough weave
C20: from Honan, former name of Henan, where it is made
- a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Henan
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