Swiss muslin

  1. 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

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How to use Swiss muslin in a sentence

  • She wore a small sleeveless jacket, a broad blue sash, and around her neck was a tie made of Swiss muslin and valenciennes lace.

    Sixty years with Plymouth Church | Stephen M. Griswold

British Dictionary definitions for swiss muslin

swiss muslin

  1. a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures

Origin of swiss muslin

C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland

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