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butter muslin

noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of butter muslin
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She wore a peruke like all the Wigs, and an infinite number of skirts made of butter muslin.

    The City Curious

    Jean de Bosschre
  • butter muslin nets are out of the question, as the heat is stifling under them.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
British Dictionary definitions for butter muslin

butter muslin

a fine loosely woven cotton material originally used for wrapping butter
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