- a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer.
Origin of tamis
1595–1605; < French: sieve < ?; compare Old English temes sieve, cognate with Middle Low German temes, Middle Dutch temse, Old High German zemisa
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Examples from the Web for tamis
The above, rubbed through a tamis, or fine sieve, will be entitled to be called “cucumber sauce.”
Let the sauce reduce to a quart, skim the fat off, and strain it through a tamis cloth.
Some tops of sprue grass may be boiled in a little stock till tender, and rubbed through a tamis.The Art of Cookery
Rub the whole through a tamis, or hair-sieve; put it in the pot.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
They can now be strained through a hair sieve, but, still better, they can be squeezed dry in a tamis cloth.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery
A. G. Payne
- a less common word for tammy 3 (def. 1)
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