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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Weaving in which the warp yarns are paired and twisted.
  • n. A fabric having such a weave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of weave used to make light, open cotton fabric used for window curtains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light open cotton fabric used for window curtains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very thin linen cloth made in imitation of muslin, and sometimes called linen muslin.

Etymologies

Perhaps from French linon, linen fabric, from lin, flax, from Old French, from Latin līnum; see linen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian leno ("weak, flexible") (Wiktionary)

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