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A sheer fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon made in a variety of tight smooth weaves or open lacy patterns.
[Probably from French Ninon, nickname for Anne.]
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ninon(ˈniːnɒn; ˈnaɪnɒn; French ninɔ̃)
(Textiles) a fine strong silky fabric
[C20: from French]
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ni•non(ˈni nɒn; Fr. niˈnɔ̃)
a sheer, crisp, usu. plain-weave fabric, used esp. for women's undergarments and gowns and for curtains.
[1910–15; < French; from hypocoristic form of Anne]
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