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Honan

[ hoh-nan; Chinese hœ-nahn ]
/ ˈhoʊˈnæn; Chinese ˈhœˈnɑn /
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noun
Wade-Giles. Henan.
(usually lowercase)Textiles.
  1. a pongee fabric made from the filaments of the wild silkworm.
  2. a lustrous fabric simulating pongee and woven from fibers other than silk.
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Origin of Honan

First recorded in 1880–85; named after Honan, where the fabric was first manufactued

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British Dictionary definitions for Honan (1 of 2)

honan
/ (ˈhəʊˈnæn) /

noun
(sometimes capital) a silk fabric of rough weave

Word Origin for honan

C20: from Honan, former name of Henan, where it is made

British Dictionary definitions for Honan (2 of 2)

Honan
/ (ˈhəʊˈnæn) /

noun
a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Henan
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