1) A kind of fine linen, said to derive from the French town of Laon.
1415 j plice [sic for plite?] de lawnd, Raby
1429 ‘two garments of lawne’, York
1476 iij plyte de lawn, York
1642 One may buy course Lawne for iiijs vjd a yard, and the finest for vjs and vjs viijd a yard. It is much used for fine necke-kerchers ... Cambricke-Lawne ... the finest of them all, Elmswell
1755 silk and lawn handkerchiefs, Sheffield.