from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, plain-weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light, translucent cotton fabric used for making curtains and dresses
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabric similar to the old-fashioned nun's-veiling, but made with somewhat heavier yarns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light semitransparent fabric
French, from Old French veile, veil, from Latin vēla, neuter pl. of vēlum, covering.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman veil, Old French voile. (Wiktionary)