mus·​lin | \ˈməz-lən \

Definition of muslin 

: a plain-woven sheer to coarse cotton fabric

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Each one came out in her muslin underwear, fully covering all but her arms and lower limbs. Ruth Sowby Rands,, "On the Town: Women’s Council donates $20,000 to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital," 19 June 2018 On one occasion, Bickerdyke ordered privileged white ladies to drop their petticoats so the muslin could be used to bandage the unwrapped stumps of amputees. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "Burning Down the South," 7 June 2018 Night: Eve Lom Cleanser with muslin cloths, then Biologique Recherche P50 1970 before my skin care. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Macy’s Nata Dvir Has Probably Tried the Skin-Care Product That’s Right for You," 30 May 2018 Installing Saturday's preview left a lot to the imagination, considering mannequins in the Byzantine Gallery and the Medieval Sculpture Hall remained swathed in muslin. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd,, "The Met’s Costume Institute unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition during preview before the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 His first attempts to reproduce his studio were in muslin, but the cloth was unable to convey both the weight of architecture and the weightlessness of memory. Glenn Dixon, Smithsonian, "How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth," 9 Apr. 2018 Herbs are stuffed into slashes in the meat, and then the whole thing is boiled in muslin. Kim Severson, New York Times, "In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham," 19 Mar. 2018 Highlights of the voyage will include a visit to Kalna, known for muslin weaving, and historic Murshidabad. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Avalon Waterways to add India cruise tours in 2019," 19 Mar. 2018 Take the pan off the heat, cool and remove the muslin, squeezing the liquid form from the bag. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What Will Meghan Markle Give the Queen This Christmas?," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of muslin

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muslin

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

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The first known use of muslin was in 1609

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English Language Learners Definition of muslin

: a thin and loosely woven cotton cloth


mus·​lin | \ˈməz-lən \

Kids Definition of muslin

: a cotton fabric of plain weave

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