Swiss muslin


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for swiss muslin

swiss muslin


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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