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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
jean \jean\ (j[=a]n), n. [Prob. named from Genoa. See Jane.] 1. A twilled cotton cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. (pl.) (j[=e]nz), Same as blue jeans. [PJC] 3. (pl.) (j[=e]nz), Pants made of different fabrics, resembling blue jeans. [PJC] Satin jean, a kind of jean woven smooth and glossy, after the manner of satin. [1913 Webster]