Canton flannel


a plain-weave or twill-weave cotton fabric with a long, fleecy nap usually on one side only, used for sportswear, undergarments, backings and linings, etc.

Origin of Canton flannel

1880–85; after Canton, China Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for canton flannel

Canton flannel
/ (ˈkæntɒn, -tən) /


another name for cotton flannel

Word Origin for Canton flannel

C19: named after Canton, China
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