flan•nel [flan-l]: fabric made in plain or twill weave, usually with carded yarns. It is napped, most often on both sides, the degree of napping ranging from slight to so heavy that the twill weave is obscured.
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Origin: c.1500, probably from Welsh gwlanen "woolen cloth," from gwlan "wool," from Celtic *wlana -wool
Flannel is a relatively warm fabric, since still air is held in the fabric because of the napping.
Suggested uses: sleepwear, undergarments, sheets, etc.
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