Definition of Muslin

1. Noun. Plain-woven cotton fabric.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Specialized synonyms: Nainsook, Organdie, Organdy



Definition of Muslin

1. n. A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting muslins.

Definition of Muslin

1. Noun. (textile) Any of several varieties of thin cotton cloth. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) Fabric made of cotton, flax (linen), hemp, or silk, finely or coarsely woven. ¹

3. Noun. A term used for a wide variety of tightly-woven thin fabrics, especially those used for bedlinen. (American English) Woven cotton or linen fabrics, especially when used for items other than garments. ¹

4. Noun. A dressmaker's pattern made from inexpensive cloth for fitting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muslin

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muslin

muskone
muskones
muskox
muskoxen
muskoxite
muskrat
muskrats
muskroot
muskroots
musks
muskshrew
muskshrews
muskwood
musky
muslin (current term)
muslined
muslinet
muslinets
muslinlike
muslins
musmon
musmons
musnud
muso
musomania
musophobia
musos
muspike
muspikes

Literary usage of Muslin

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1. History of the United Netherlands: From the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1861)
"12mo, muslin, 75 cts. English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century. ... Large 12mo, muslin, $1 50. Wharton's Wits and Beaux of Society ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"muslin, $8.00 net. Physical Diagnosis of Diseases of the ... muslin, $200 net. The Principles and Practice of Hydrotherapy. A Guide to tne Application of ..."

3. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1849)
"8vo, muslin. 75 cents. AN ELEMENTARY COURSE OF GEOMETRY, for the Use of Schools and ... 12mo, muslin. 75 cents. PSYCHOLOGY: or. Elements of a New System of ..."

4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Specimens of cotton embroidery on muslin collar, chemisette, mantille garnie ... Figured muslin (imitation of needlework), exhibited for the fineness of the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The strong musky odour of the muslin, a term embracing the thin delicate ... The word is derived from Mosul ; the original home of muslin-weaving is the ..."

6. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an by Heinrich Barth (1896)
"12mo, muslin, $1 25. Cumming's Hunter's Life in Africa. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. ..."

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