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Swiss muslin

a crisp, sheer muslin that is constructed in plain weave, bleached white or dyed, and often ornamented with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss) used chiefly in the manufacture of curtains and women's summer clothes.
Also called Swiss.
Origin of Swiss muslin
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She wore a small sleeveless jacket, a broad blue sash, and around her neck was a tie made of Swiss muslin and valenciennes lace.

    Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold
British Dictionary definitions for Swiss muslin

swiss muslin

a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
Word Origin
C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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