- a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave
- a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
- any thin openwork material, such as wire
- a fine mist or haze
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
Textilesany thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain weave, esp. loosely woven cotton used as a dressing for wounds or surgery.