noil

[noil]

Origin of noil

First recorded in 1615–25; origin uncertain
Related formsnoil·y, adjective
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noil

noun
  1. textiles the short or knotted fibres that are separated from the long fibres, or staple, by combing

Word Origin for noil

C17: of unknown origin
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