Gauze



[gawz] /gɔz/

noun
1.
any thin and often transparent fabric made from any fiber in a plain or leno weave.
2.
a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
3.
any material made of an open, meshlike weave, as of wire.
4.
a thin haze.
/ɡɔːz/
noun
1.

2.
a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material
3.
any thin openwork material, such as wire
4.
a fine mist or haze
n.

1560s, gais, from French gaze, conjectured to be from Arabic gazz “raw silk” [Barnhart], or from Gaza, Palestinian city associated with production of this fabric [Klein, Du Cagne].

gauze (gôz)
n.
A bleached, woven cotton cloth, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.

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