cerecloth

noun

cere·​cloth ˈsir-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cerecloth (audio)
: cloth treated with melted wax or gummy matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body

Word History

Etymology

alteration of earlier cered cloth (waxed cloth)

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerecloth was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cerecloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerecloth. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cerecloth

noun
cere·​cloth ˈsi(ə)r-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cerecloth (audio)
: cloth treated with melted wax or gummy matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body

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