Pronunciation: (nan-kēn'),[key] —n. 1. a firm, durable, yellow or buff fabric, formerly made from a natural-colored Chinese cotton.
2. a twilled material made from other cotton and dyed in imitation of this fabric.
3. nankeens,garments made of this material.
4. a yellow or buff color.
5. Also called Nan'keen por'celain, Nan'king chi'na, Nan'king' ware". a type of Chinese porcelain having blue ornament on a white ground. Also,nan•kinPronunciation: (nan'kin).[key]