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[ tam-ee, -is ]
/ ˈtæm i, -ɪs /

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.

Nearby words

tamil, tamil eelam, tamil nadu, tamil tigers, taming of the shrew, the, tamis, tamises, tamm, tamm-horsfall mucoprotein, tammany, tammany hall
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tamis


/ (ˈtæmɪ, -ɪs) /

noun plural -ises (-ɪz, -ɪsɪz)

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