Definitions for noilnɔɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the short fibers of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing.
Origin of noil:
A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.
Origin: Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nōdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.