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 for Muslin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muslin \Mus"lin\, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo,
     Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar.
     Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first
     manufactured. Cf. Mull a kind of cloth.]
     A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also
     applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and
     sheeting muslins. In sheeting, muslin is not as finely woven
     as percale.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Muslin cambric. See Cambric.
     Muslin delaine, a light woolen fabric for women's dresses.
        See Delaine. [Written also mousseline de laine.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: plain-woven cotton fabric

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