nun's veiling


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. nun,
  2. nun buoy,
  3. nun river,
  4. nun's cloth,
  5. nun's fiddle,
  6. nunatak,
  7. nunation,
  8. nunavut,
  9. nunc,
  10. nunc dimittis

Origin of nun's veiling

First recorded in 1880–85

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