Napkin pattern
Napkin Nap"kin, n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F. nappe, L. mappa. See {Napery}.] 1. A little towel, made of cloth or paper, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table. [1913 Webster]

2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Napkin pattern}. See {Linen scroll}, under {Linen}. -- {Napkin ring}, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material, used to inclose a table napkin.

{paper napkin}, a napkin made of paper, intended to be disposed of after use. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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