Swiss muslin

Swiss muslin

noun
a crisp, sheer muslin that is constructed in plain weave, bleached white or dyed, and often ornamented with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss) used chiefly in the manufacture of curtains and women's summer clothes.
Also called Swiss.


Origin:
1880–85

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swiss muslin
 
n
a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
 
[C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland]

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