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flannel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flannel  \Flan"nel\  (fl[a^]n"n[e^]l),  n.  [F.  flanelle  cf  OF 
  flaine  a  pillowcase,  a  mattress  (?);  fr  W.  gwlanen  flannel, 
  fr  gwlan  wool;  prob.  akin  to  E.  wool.  Cf  {Wool}.] 
  A  soft,  nappy,  woolen  cloth,  of  loose  texture.  --Shak. 
 
  {Adam's  flannel}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Adam}. 
 
  {Canton  flannel},  {Cotton  flannel}.  See  {Cotton  flannel}, 
  under  {Cotton}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flannel 
  n  1:  a  soft  light  woolen  fabric;  used  for  clothing 
  2:  a  piece  of  cloth  used  to  wash  the  face  and  body  [syn:  {washcloth}, 
  {washrag},  {face  cloth}] 
  3:  (usually  in  the  plural)  trousers  [syn:  {gabardine},  {tweed}, 
  {white}] 




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