a thin, plain-woven, worsted fabric, originally for nuns' veils but now also for dresses, coats, etc.
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- nun buoy,
- nun river,
- nun's cloth,
- nun's fiddle,
- nunc dimittis
Origin of nun's veiling
First recorded in 1880–85
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