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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Invented word

nylon

noun
     
ny‧lon
1TIM [uncountable] a strong artificial material that is used to make plastics, clothes, rope etc:
nylon fabric
The tent was made of nylon.
2

nylons

[plural]DCC old-fashioned women's stockings that are made of nylon
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