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cheese·cloth

 (chēz′klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
A coarse, loosely woven cotton gauze, originally used for wrapping cheese.
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cheesecloth

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

(ˈtʃizˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n.
a lightweight cotton gauze of loose, open plain weave.
[1650–60; first used to wrap cheese]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheesecloth - a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
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Translations

cheesecloth

[ˈtʃiːzklɒθ] Nestopilla f
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cheesecloth

[ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ] ntela indiana, garza
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References in classic literature ?
Then, in company with Emma Jane, she visited the Perkins attic, found piece after piece of white butter- muslin or cheesecloth, and decided that, at a pinch, it would do.
Maggie laid a hand on the bosom of her cheesecloth waist.
Look out for embroidered cottons, beading and embellished cheesecloths, all accessorised with heaps of chunky jewelled rings and Indian embroidery.