muslin

noun mus·lin \ ˈməz-lən \
|Updated on: 2 Jul 2018

Definition of muslin

: a plain-woven sheer to coarse cotton fabric

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Origin and Etymology of muslin

French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Arabic mawṣilī of Mosul, from al-Mawṣil Mosul, Iraq

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MUSLIN Defined for English Language Learners

muslin

Definition of muslin for English Language Learners

  • : a thin and loosely woven cotton cloth


MUSLIN Defined for Kids

muslin

noun mus·lin \ ˈməz-lən \

Definition of muslin for Students

: a cotton fabric of plain weave


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