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panne

[pan]
noun
  1. a soft, lustrous, lightweight velvet with flattened pile.
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Origin of panne

1785–95; < French, Old French, variant of pen(n)e, equivalent to Medieval Latin panna, penna skin, fur, apparently special use of Latin penna feather; compare Middle High German federe kind of fur
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Historical Examples of panne

  • Corn-blue chiffon and panne velvet are not much worn in Fourteenth Street.

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    Myra Kelly

  • At the present time the choir is hung with a series of curtains of panne—not tapestries in this case.


British Dictionary definitions for panne

panne

noun
  1. a lightweight velvet fabric
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Word Origin for panne

C19: via Old French, from Latin pinna wing, feather
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Word Origin and History for panne

n.

1794, from French panne "soft material, plush" (15c.), earlier penne (13c.), of unknown origin; perhaps from Latin penna "feather" (see pen (n.1)).

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