shantung

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 山東山东 (Shāndōng).

Noun[edit]

shantung (countable and uncountable, plural shantungs)

  1. A heavy fabric, with a rough surface, made from wild silk.
    • H. E. Bates
      The yellow beer, the light shantung suit and the gleaming white teeth were all alight with the trembling silver reflections that sprang from the sunlight on the water.
  2. A fabric of some other material having the same characteristics.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

shantung m (plural shantungs)

  1. shantung