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cheesecloth

[ cheez-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈtʃizˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for cheesecloth

cheesecloth
/ (ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ) /

noun

a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese
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