Definition of Perlon in US English:

Perlon

noun

  • A trademark for: nylon 6, a type of nylon produced by the polymerization of caprolactam.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Perlon, probably from Perl- (of unknown origin) + -on.

Pronunciation

Perlon

/ˈpəːlɒn/