tamis

Pronunciation: [TAM-ee; tam-EE; TAM-ihs]

Also called tammycloth, a tamis is a worsted-cloth strainer used to strain liquid mixtures such as sauces.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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