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- A soft, fine muslin of South Asian origin, sometimes used to make baby clothes.
- 1916, “Smocking”, in The Dressmaker: A Complete Book on All Matters Connected with Sewing and Dressmaking […], 2nd revised and enlarged edition, New York, N.Y.; London: The Butterick Publishing Company, OCLC 2883294, page 29:
- Smocking done in colors on fine white batiste, silk mull, or nainsook makes pretty guimpes and dresses for children and very smart blouses for women.
- Spanish: nansú