pongee
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + loom Date: 1711 a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk; also an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or rayon)

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  • Pongee — is a soft thin woven cloth. In the early 1900s, pongee was an important export from China to the United States. Umbrellas made in China are very likely to be made from a mixture of polyester and pongee called Polygee . Pongee types Shinshu Pongee …   Wikipedia

  • Pongee — Pon*gee , n. [Of East Indian origin.] A fabric of undyed silk from India and China. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pongee — (japan. Hubutae), glattes, weißes Gewebe, das in Japan aus Rohseide des Ailanthusspinners hergestellt und in bedeutenden Mengen nach Europa gelangt. Es wird auch in Deutschland aus Grègekette und Schappeeinschlag hergestellt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pongee — (engl. Japon silk), leichter japanischer (oder auch chinesischer) Waschseidenstoff in Taftbindung. E. Müller …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • pongee — [pän jē′, punjē′; pän′jē] n. [< Mandarin Chin dial. pen chi, one’s own loom] 1. a soft, thin cloth of Chinese or Indian silk, usually left in its natural light brown color 2. any cloth like this …   English World dictionary

  • pongée — pongé [ pɔ̃ʒe ] n. m. VAR. pongée • 1918, 1883; angl. pongee, p. ê. du chin. pun ki, pun gi « métier à tisser » ♦ Taffetas léger de soie ou de schappe (déchets de soie). « Les femmes vêtues de mousseline, de pongés clairs » (Morand). Du pongé de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pongee — /pon jee , pon jee/, n. 1. silk of a slightly uneven weave made from filaments of wild silk woven in natural tan color. 2. a cotton or rayon fabric imitating it. Cf. Shantung (def. 2), tussah (def. 1). [1705 15; < Chin benji homewoven, lit., one… …   Universalium

  • pongee — noun A soft unbleached silk, from China or India, from silkworms that feed on oak leaves …   Wiktionary

  • pongee — thin soft fabric woven from raw silk Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pongee — pÉ‘n dʒɪː / pÉ’n n. type of woven silk fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

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