mousseline de laine

[ moos-leen duh len ]
/ mus lin də ˈlɛn /

noun French.

a thin worsted fabric, often having a printed pattern.

Origin of mousseline de laine

literally, muslin of wool
Also called muslin delaine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mousseline de laine

  • “It is a mousseline-de-laine, if you chance to be acquainted with that material,” answered Janey.

British Dictionary definitions for mousseline de laine

mousseline de laine

/ French (muslin də lɛn) /


a light woollen fabric

Word Origin for mousseline de laine

literally: muslin of wool
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