[syn: flannel, gabardine, tweed, white]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flannel \Flan"nel\ (fl[a^]n"n[e^]l), n. [F. flanelle, cf. OF.
flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel,
fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.]
1. A soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. --Shak.
2. a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling
flannel; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets;
also called flanellette.
3. pl. garments made of flannel, especially underwear.
4. a washcloth. [Brit.]
5. humbug; nonsensical or evasive talk. [Brit. informal]
6. insincere flattery or praise. [Brit. informal]
Adam's flannel. (Bot.) See under Adam.
Canton flannel, Cotton flannel. See Cotton flannel,
[1913 Webster] flannelbush
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
2: bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the
face and body [syn: washcloth, washrag, flannel, face
3: (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine
or tweed or white cloth [syn: flannel, gabardine,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "flannel":
ballocks, blarney, bull, bullshit, bushwa, cock, crap, eyewash,
flatter, flattery, hedge, hogwash, humbug, mislead, nonsense,
prevarication, rubbish, shit, soft soap, soft-soap, sweet talk,
sweet-talk, waffle, weasel words