jean
jean jean (j[=a]n), n. [Prob. named from Genoa. See {Jane}.] 1. A twilled cotton cloth. [1913 Webster]

2. (pl.) (j[=e]nz), Same as {blue jeans}. [PJC]

3. (pl.) (j[=e]nz), Pants made of different fabrics, resembling {blue jeans}. [PJC]

{Satin jean}, a kind of jean woven smooth and glossy, after the manner of satin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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