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A soft, nappy, woolen dress, of loose texture. Adam's flannel.
See Adam. Canton flannel, Cotton flannel. See Cotton flannel, under Cotton.
Origin: F. Flanelle, cf. OF. Flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. Gwlanen flannel, fr. Gwlan wool; prob. Akin to E. Wool. Cf. Wool.
Source: Websters Vocabulary