noun[mass noun] British
Loosely woven cotton cloth, formerly used for wrapping butter.
- Tie the bits into a piece of butter muslin, loosely.
- They consisted of ‘cotton wool pads enclosed in butter muslin, large enough to cover the mouth and nose, and with tapes at each corner to tie at the back of the head.’
- Between them they made all the costumes out of crepe paper, butter muslin and silver paper as material was still expensive and difficult to come by as an aftermath of the war.
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