[tam-ee, -is]

noun, plural tam·ises [tam-eez, -uh-siz] /ˈtæm iz, -ə sɪz/.

a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer.

Also tammy.

Origin of tamis

1595–1605; < French: sieve < ?; compare Old English temes sieve, cognate with Middle Low German temes, Middle Dutch temse, Old High German zemisa
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noun plural -ises (-ɪz, -ɪsɪz)

a less common word for tammy 3 (def. 1)
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