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[awr-lon] /ˈɔr lɒn/

a brand of synthetic, acrylic textile fiber of light weight, wrinkle resistance, and resistance to weathering and many chemicals.
trademark a crease-resistant acrylic fibre or fabric used for clothing, furnishings, etc

proprietary name (Du Pont) of synthetic textile fiber, 1948, an invented word (cf. nylon).


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