Canton flannel
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}.] 1. A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling flannel[1]; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets; also called {flanellette}. [PJC]

3. pl. garments made of flannel, especially underwear. [PJC]

4. a washcloth. [Brit.] [PJC]

5. humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk. [Brit. informal] [PJC]

6. insincere flattery or praise. [Brit. informal] [PJC]

{Adam's flannel}. (Bot.) See under {Adam}.

{Canton flannel}, {Cotton flannel}. See {Cotton flannel}, under {Cotton}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canton flannel — Can ton flan nel See {Cotton flannel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canton flannel — [kant′ n, kan′tän΄] n. COTTON FLANNEL …   English World dictionary

  • Canton flannel — noun a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side • Syn: ↑cotton flannel • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile * * * ˈka(a)n.ˌtän noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canton flannel — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canton flannel — noun Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Canton, China Date: 1872 flannel 1c …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canton flannel — /kæntɒn ˈflænəl/ (say kanton flanuhl) noun → cotton flannel …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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. [1880 85; after CANTON, China] * * * …   Universalium

  • Canton flannel — Can′ton flan′nel n. tex a cotton fabric with a long, fleecy nap usu. on one side only, used for sportswear, undergarments, linings, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • Flannel — is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness. It usually doesn t have a nap, and instead gains its softness through the loosely spun yarn it is woven from. It is commonly used to make clothing, bed sheets, and sleepwear.Flannel was originally made …   Wikipedia

  • 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}.] 1. A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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