[ seer-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈsɪərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
noun, plural cere·cloths [seer-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths]. /ˈsɪərˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
cloth coated or impregnated with wax so as to be waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead, for bandages, etc.
a piece of such cloth.
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Origin of cerecloth
1400–50; late Middle English; earlier cered cloth;see cere2
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British Dictionary definitions for cerecloth
/ (ˈsɪəˌklɒθ) /
waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud
Word Origin for cerecloth
C15: from earlier cered cloth, from Latin cērāre to wax; see cere ²
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