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muslin

[ muhz-lin ]
/ ˈmʌz lɪn /
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Definition of muslin

noun
a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed, woven, or embroidered in patterns, especially a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes.

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Origin of muslin

1600–10; <French mousseline<Italian mussolina, equivalent to Mussol(o) Mosul, Iraq (where first made) + -ina-ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM muslin

un·der·mus·lin, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for muslin

muslin
/ (ˈmʌzlɪn) /

noun
a fine plain-weave cotton fabric

Word Origin for muslin

C17: from French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Arabic mawşilīy of Mosul, from Mawşil Mosul, Iraq, where it was first produced
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