MUS'LIN, n. s as z. A sort of fine cotton cloth, which bears a downy knot on its surface.
MUS'LIN, a. Made of muslin; as a muslin gown.
Made of muslin; as, a muslin gown.
MUS'LIN, n. [s as z.; Fr. mousseline; It. mussolina, mussolo; Sp. moselina or musulina. This, if a compound word, is formed of Fr. mousse, moss, or its root, on account of its soft nap, and lin, flax. The opinion of Lunier that it is named from Moussoul, Mesopotamia, is probably unfounded.]
A sort of fine cotton cloth, which bears a downy knot on its surface. Encyc.
- A thin cotton,
white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and
heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting