Definition of Nainsook

1. Noun. A soft lightweight muslin used especially for babies.

Generic synonyms: Muslin



Definition of Nainsook

1. n. A thick sort of jaconet muslin, plain or striped, formerly made in India.

Definition of Nainsook

1. Noun. A soft, fine muslin, sometimes used to make baby clothes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nainsook

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nainsook

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nailrod
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nain
nainsell
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nainsook (current term)
nainsooks
naira
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naissance
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Literary usage of Nainsook

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"75t Of nainsook and cambric; high, square or round neck, trimmed with lace or ... 1.00 Of nainsook; square or round necks, short sleeves, trimmed with ..."

2. The Mothercraft manual by Mary Lillian Read (1916)
"Separate padded lining (cheesecloth or china silk) for cold weather 1 2 bonnets: nainsook, lawn, china silk, or silk knitted (open mesh) for summer. ..."

3. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"Percale and nainsook are the materials used in the French underwear, cut in the newest and prettiest shapes, and daintily trimmed with fine lace or ..."

4. A Cotton Fabrics Glossary by Frank P. Bennett, & Co (1914)
"The striped or plaided nainsook is used for the same purposes as the plain fabric, ... nainsook, like most cotton fabrics, is made in several grades, ..."

5. A Manual of Home-making by Martha Van Rensselaer, Flora Rose, Helen Canon (1919)
"For a petticoat: nainsook, batiste, handkerchief linen, cotton flannel, ... For a dress: nainsook, batiste, handkerchief linen, and fine dimity. ..."

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