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 for flanellette
From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling
        flannel[1]; 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,
        under Cotton.
        [1913 Webster] flannelbush

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