nuns veiling

nun's veiling

noun
a thin, plain-woven, worsted fabric, originally for nuns' veils but now also for dresses, coats, etc.

Origin:
1880–85

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nun's cloth or nun's veiling (nʌnz)
 
n
a thin soft plain-weave silk or worsted fabric used for veils, dresses, etc
 
nun's veiling or nun's veiling
 
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