cerecloth

noun
cere·​cloth | \ˈsir-ˌklȯth \

Definition of cerecloth 

: cloth treated with melted wax or gummy matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body

First Known Use of cerecloth

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerecloth

alteration of earlier cered cloth (waxed cloth)

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The first known use of cerecloth was in 1553

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cerecloth

noun
cere·​cloth | \ˈsi(ə)r-ˌklȯth \

Medical Definition of cerecloth 

: cloth treated with melted wax or gummy matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body

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