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cheesecloth

[cheez-klawth, -kloth]
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noun
  1. a lightweight cotton fabric of open texture.
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Origin of cheesecloth

First recorded in 1650–60; so called because first used to wrap cheese
Also called, especially British, butter muslin.
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cheesecloth

noun
  1. a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese
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