[nee-non; French nee-nawn]
- a sturdy chiffon or voile constructed in either plain or novelty weaves and generally used in the manufacture of women's garments, curtains, and drapery.
Origin of ninon
1910–15; < French: generic use of nickname for Anne proper name
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"Joy marks the force of the intellect," said the pleasure-loving Ninon.The Women of the French Salons
Amelia Gere Mason
Again Ninon let him feel just a hint of resistance, and risked a tiny pout.
Ninon watched him with envious eyes, waiting until he was fully alert.
Ninon snatched out the little beta-gun, then, leveled it and fired.
Ninon sorted through her meagre store of remembered reading.
- a fine strong silky fabric
C20: from French
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