Definition of cheesecloth
: a very lightweight unsized cotton gauze
Recent Examples of cheesecloth from the Web
If no juicer is available, blend the cucumber, mint, and water in a blender or food processor, and then strain the mixture through a cheesecloth. Pour the cucumber juice into a tall glass.
The prohibition was ignored to ill effect on Aug. 11, 2003, when two workers at PF-4 inhaled plutonium after a sudden reaction between that material, organic cheesecloth, and acid.
Federal rules prohibit using cheesecloth in such cleanups because contact with plutonium can trigger chemical reactions and fires.
Put cardamom, bay leaves, coriander seeds, ginger and thyme into a tea ball infuser (or wrap in a double thickness of cheesecloth and tie closed).
Place a funnel lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter on top of the oil container and strain the oil into it.
Meanwhile, line the fine-mesh strainer with two layers of cheesecloth; set the strainer over a large bowl.
Transfer to a double thickness of paper towels or cheesecloth, and squeeze gently, but firmly to press out liquid.
Ms. Nelson’s signature cheesecloth is used here, creating looping skeins of stenciled lines on one side and an orderly grid on the other.
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Origin and Etymology of cheesecloth
from its use in the making of cheese
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CHEESECLOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cheesecloth for English Language Learners
: a very thin cotton cloth that is used especially in preparing food
CHEESECLOTH Defined for Kids
Definition of cheesecloth for Students
: a thin loosely woven cotton cloth
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