cheese cloth

cheesecloth

[cheez-klawth, -kloth]
noun
a lightweight cotton fabric of open texture.
Also called, especially British, butter muslin.


Origin:
1650–60; so called because first used to wrap cheese

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cheesecloth (ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ)
 
n
a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese

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