The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.
Origin of noil
- Perhaps from Middle English noil from Old French noel from Medieval Latin nōdellus from Latin diminutive of nōdus knot node
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nōdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.