cerecloth

noun
cere·​cloth | \ ˈsir-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cerecloth (audio) \

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

15th century, 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 the 15th century

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“Cerecloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerecloth. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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cerecloth

noun
cere·​cloth | \ ˈsi(ə)r-ˌklȯth How to pronounce cerecloth (audio) \

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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