1. A little towel, made of cloth or paper, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.
2. A handkerchief. [Obs.]
Napkin pattern. See Linen scroll, under Linen. -- Napkin ring, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material, used to inclose a table napkin.
paper napkin, a napkin made of paper, intended to be disposed of after use.