Doily vs Soily - What's the difference?

doily | soily |


As a noun doily

is a small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food.

As an adjective soily is

(obsolete) dirty; soiled.

doily

English

Alternative forms

* doyley

Noun

(doilies)
  • A small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food.
  • soily

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) dirty; soiled
  • (Fuller)
    (Webster 1913)