Definition of none-so-pretty in US English:

none-so-pretty

noun

  • 1A type of fabric used in dressmaking and furnishing, probably a worsted or lightish stuff. Now historical and rare.

  • 2Chiefly North American. A kind of decorative haberdashery tape (more fully "none-so-pretty tape"), often woven in two colours or patterned with simple motifs, and typically used to dress furnishings. Now historical and rare.

  • 3Any of several garden flowers, especially (a) London pride, Saxifraga× urbium (now rare); (b) heartsease, Viola tricolor; (c) sweet william catchfly, Silene armeria. Compare "nancy-pretty". Now chiefly North American.

Origin

Early 17th century. From none + so [conjunction] + pretty.

Pronunciation

none-so-pretty

/ˌnʌnsəʊˈprɪti/