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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

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)

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