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English definition of “flannel”


noun     /ˈflænəl/
CLOTHES MATERIAL [U] soft, warm cloth for making clothes: flannel pyjamasTextiles made from natural fibres
WASHING CLOTH [C] UK (US washcloth) a small cloth that you use to wash your face and body Equipment used for cleaning
(Definition of flannel noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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