nainsook

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noun nain·sook \ˈnān-ˌsu̇k\

Definition of nainsook

  1. :  a soft lightweight muslin

Origin and Etymology of nainsook

Hindi & Urdu nainsukh, literally, eye's delight


First Known Use: 1790

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