Origin of dressing
Examples from the Web for dressings
It is also much used as a basis for numerous other dressings.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A number of dressings are on the market and can be procured in drug stores.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
While she prepared the dressings I put the question to Smith.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
The hands of the attendant, the dressings, the surrounding skin, must all be clean.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
At seven thirteen arrived,—all convalescents, and no dressings at all to do.'My Beloved Poilus'
- dressed stonework, mouldings, and carved ornaments used to form quoins, keystones, sills, and similar features
- a sauce for food, esp for salad
- US and Canadian a mixture of chopped and seasoned ingredients with which poultry, meat, etc, is stuffed before cookingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): stuffing
- a covering for a wound, sore, etc
- manure or artificial fertilizer spread on land
- size used for stiffening textiles
- the processes in the conversion of certain rough tanned hides into leather ready for use
Word Origin and History for dressings
mid-14c., verbal noun from dress (v.). Sense in cookery is from c.1500. Meaning "bandage" is first recorded 1713. Dressing gown attested from 1777; dressing room from 1670s.
- A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound.