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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
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Muslin cambric. See Cambric.
Muslin delaine, a light woolen fabric for women's dresses.
See Delaine. [Written also mousseline de laine.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: plain-woven cotton fabric
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