- a buff-colored, durable cotton cloth, originally from China
- [pl.] trousers made of this cloth
Origin of nankeenfrom Nanking, whence origin, originally imported
- a. A sturdy yellow or buff cotton cloth.b. nankeens Trousers made of this cloth.
- Nankeen A Chinese porcelain with a blue-and-white pattern.
Origin of nankeenAfter Nanjing
- A type of cotton cloth originally from Nanking in China.