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Origin of dotted swiss
First recorded in 1920–25
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.
Origin of Swiss muslin
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called Swiss.
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a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
Word Origin for swiss muslin
C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland
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