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cheesecloth

a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese
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cheesecloth

[′chēz‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A very loosely woven, thin, lightweight cotton fabric; used in unfinished (gray) form for covering tobacco plants and for making tea bags and wiping cloths; the finished form is used for curtains, bedspreads, and such.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.