A soft and delicate woolen, or woolen and silk, fabric, for ladies' dresses.
High-quality, lightweight, especially soft fabric made with tightly spun worsted yarns and a plain weave, although sometimes a twill weave is used. Originally printed with small floral designs, now also made in plain colors and dark all-over prints. Used for scarves, blouses, and dresses.
(shal' E): a soft, lightweight, usually printed fabric of wool, cotton, etc; sometimes referred to as nun's-veiling, see below