[cheez-klawth, -kloth]

Origin of cheesecloth

First recorded in 1650–60; so called because first used to wrap cheese
Also called, especially British, butter muslin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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