This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Leno (Le'-No). [A corrupt form of Fr. linon, lawn] A very thin linen cloth made in imitation of lawn, or muslin, and sometimes called linen muslin. It is used for translucent window blinds, and for other purposes for which a gauzy fabric is required.