Cotton 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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  • Cotton 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

  • cotton flannel — n. a soft cotton cloth with a napped surface, resembling woolen flannel * * * …   Universalium

  • cotton flannel — n. a soft cotton cloth with a napped surface, resembling woolen flannel …   English World dictionary

  • cotton flannel — noun a stout cotton fabric with nap on only one side • Syn: ↑Canton flannel • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile * * * cotton flannel, a soft, cotton fabric napped on one side, used for babies clothing, pajamas, and shirts …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton flannel — /kɒtn ˈflænəl/ (say kotn flanuhl) noun a warm, napped fabric woven of cotton. Also, Canton flannel …   Australian English dictionary

  • cotton flannel. — See Canton flannel. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • cotton flannel. — See Canton flannel. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 It is commonly used to make clothing, bed sheets, and sleepwear.Flannel was originally made …   Wikipedia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

  • 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

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