muslin

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noun mus·lin \ˈməz-lən\

Definition of muslin

  1. :  a plain-woven sheer to coarse cotton fabric

Origin and Etymology of muslin

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


First Known Use: 1609

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MUSLIN Defined for English Language Learners

muslin

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noun mus·lin \ˈməz-lən\

Definition of muslin for English Language Learners

  • : a thin and loosely woven cotton cloth


MUSLIN Defined for Kids

muslin

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noun mus·lin \ˈməz-lən\

Definition of muslin for Students

  1. :  a cotton fabric of plain weave



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