gauzelike

gauze

[gawz]
noun
1.
any thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or leno weave.
2.
a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
3.
any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.
4.
a thin haze.

Origin:
1555–65; < French gaze < ?

gauzelike, adjective
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gauze (ɡɔːz)
 
n
1.  a.  a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
 b.  (as modifier): a gauze veil
2.  a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
3.  any thin openwork material, such as wire
4.  a fine mist or haze
 
[C16: from French gaze, perhaps from Gaza, where it was believed to originate]

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gauze
1560s, from Fr. gaze, apparently from Arabic gazz "raw silk," or from Gaza, Palestinian city associated with production of this fabric.
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gauze (gôz)
n.
A bleached, woven cotton cloth, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.

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