Definition of muslin in English:

muslin

Line breaks: mus¦lin
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌzlɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Lightweight cotton cloth in a plain weave: she folded the dress in layers of clean muslin [as modifier]: strain the fruit pulp through a muslin cloth
    More example sentences
    • Warm up the stock over a gentle heat, so it liquifies completely, then strain it carefully through muslin or a cotton cloth.
    • Cover, steep for two hours, then strain through muslin cloth into a suitable watering can or plastic pump-spray bottle.
    • Once upon a time, this area was famous for muslin cloth, which attracted the Dutch, who made it their colony in 1647.

Derivatives

muslined

adjective
More example sentences
  • The ringed spot is then held over the muslined spout just long enough to become moist, but not wet.
  • He looked away and saw the bathroom, which, also well muslined, was completely open to the bedroom.
  • Here are some photos of my muslined bodice.

Origin

early 17th century: from French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo 'Mosul' (see Mosul, where it was first manufactured).

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