from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yarn-dyed cotton fabric woven in stripes, checks, plaids, or solid colors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cotton fabric made from dyed and white yarn woven in checks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cotton or linen cloth, usually in stripes or checks, the yarn of which is dyed before it is woven; -- distinguished from printed cotton or prints.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cotton fabric woven of plain dyed yarns, in a single color or different colors, or of dyed and white yarns, combined in grays or other mixtures, checks, plaids, or stripes.
  • Made or consisting of gingham.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a clothing fabric in a plaid weave


Dutch ginggang, from Malay.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay genggang. (Wiktionary)



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