sarcenet


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sarce·net

 (särs′nĭt)
n.
A fine soft silk cloth.

[Middle English sarsenet, from Anglo-Norman sarzinett, perhaps from Old French Saracin, Saracen, from Late Latin Saracēnus; see Saracen.]

sarcenet

(ˈsɑːsnɪt) ,

sarconet

,

sarsenet

or

sarsnet

n
(Textiles) a fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc
[C15: from Old French sarzinet, from Sarrazin Saracen]

sarce•net

or sarse•net

(ˈsɑrs nɪt)

n.
a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used esp. for linings.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French sarzinet, probably =sarzin- Saracen + -et -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sarcenet - a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings
silk - a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
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Here's the apocryphal OED reference: "'Twas this cruel night the jack-slave featly came, to blog her with henbane and sarcenet.
have first become lovers: she appears 'in hir night gowne gyrt to hit, with a coyfe trymmed Alla Piedmonteze, on the which she ware a little cap crossed over the crowne with two bends of yellowe Sarcenet or Cipresse, in the middes she had placed (or hir owne hand writing) in paper this word, Contented' (72).