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- n. A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
- n. A sieve, or strainer; a tamis.
- n. A tam o’shanter hat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, -- used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
- n. A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See tamin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woolen cap of Scottish origin
- n. plain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains
Origin uncertain; compare obsolete French tamise (but if there was borrowing, it's unclear in which direction). (Wiktionary)
From French tamis, assimilated to Etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)
Shortened from tammy shanter. (Wiktionary)