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ˈmʌz lɪnmuslin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. muslin(noun)

    plain-woven cotton fabric

GCIDE

  1. Muslin(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [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.]

Wiktionary

  1. muslin(Noun)

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

  2. muslin(Noun)

    Fabric made of cotton, flax (linen), hemp, or silk, finely or coarsely woven.

  3. muslin(Noun)

    A term used for a wide variety of tightly-woven thin fabrics, especially those used for bedlinen. Woven cotton or linen fabrics, especially when used for items other than garments.

  4. muslin(Noun)

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

  5. Origin: From mousseline, from mussolina, from Mussolo, that is Mosul in northern Iraq (compare 1875 Knight, Edward H., Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary, V2 p1502: "Muslins are so called from Moussol in India.")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muslin(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Muslin

    Muslin is a loosely-woven cotton fabric which originated in Bengal in India, and was introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. It became very popular at the end of the 18th century in France. Muslin is most typically an unbleached or white cloth, produced from carded cotton yarn. It is often used to make sewing patterns, such as for clothing, curtains, or upholstery. Because air moves easily through muslin, muslin clothing is suitable for hot, dry climates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Muslin

    muz′lin, n. a fine soft cotton fabric resembling gauze in appearance, but woven plain without any looping of the warp threads on the weft—generally uncoloured: a coarser fabric than Indian muslin, printed with coloured patterns, &c.: (U.S.) cotton cloth for shirts, bedding, &c.: a collector's name for several different moths.—adj. made of muslin.—adj. Mus′lined, clothed with muslin.—ns. Mus′linet, a coarse kind of muslin; Mus′lin-kale (Scot.), thin broth made without meat. [Fr. mousseline—It. mussolino, from Mosul in Mesopotamia.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. muslin

    The flying kites of a ship. "Give her the muslin," or "Spare not the dimity," frequently used in tropical chase of slavers.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Muslin

    Called by the French Mousseline, from Mosul in Asiatic Turkey, whence during the Middle Ages this fabric was sent to supply all the markets of Europe.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muslin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muslin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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