tamis

tamis

[tam-ee, -is]
noun, plural tamises [tam-eez, -uh-siz] .
a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer.
Also, tammy.


Origin:
1595–1605; < French: sieve < ?; compare Old English temes sieve, cognate with Middle Low German temes, Middle Dutch temse, Old High German zemisa

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tamis (ˈtæmɪ, -ɪs)
 
n , pl -ises
a less common word for tammy

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