kente

[ ken-tey ]

noun
  1. a colorful fabric of Ghanaian origin: often worn as a symbol of African American pride: Thousands of vivid shirts made a sea of kente along the parade route.I hadn't realized there was so much kente cloth in all of Manhattan.

Origin of kente

1
First recorded in 1950–55; from Twi
  • Also called kente cloth .

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British Dictionary definitions for kente

kente

/ (ˈkɛntɪ) /


noun
  1. Also called: kente cloth a brightly coloured handwoven cloth of Ghana, usually with some gold thread

  2. the toga made of this cloth

Origin of kente

1
from a Ghanaian language, possibly Akan

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