Part of speech: noun

A Chinese cotton fabric.

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Usage examples "nankeen":

  1. He was a tall, spare man, dressed in nankeen jacket and trousers, with a large- brimmed straw hat upon his head. - "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.
  2. His trousers were nankeen; the stockings had fallen down over the ankles. - "A Wanderer in Paris", E. V. Lucas.
  3. Salmon flesh, centre nankeen yellow. - "Roses and Rose Growing", Rose Georgina Kingsley.