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Swiss muslin

noun
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for swiss-muslin

swiss muslin

noun
1.
a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
Word Origin
C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland
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