KBC 2021: Which of these places is held to have lent its name to the medical dressing 'gauze'?

Gaziantep

Gazipur

Gaza

Ghaziabad

Answer: Gaza

Gauze is a transparent, lightweight cloth having a free open weave.

In the Gaza Strip, gauze was traditionally woven. The English term is supposed to come from the name of a town in Gaza, which is known for its weaving. Despite religious authorities in medieval Europe prohibiting commerce with non-Christians, a beautiful kind of silk known as gazzatum was imported from Gaza as early as the 13th century.

Despite the fact that it was banned to wear by religious organisations in Europe, the cloth found a place in modern life as gauze.

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