Sarcenet meaning

särsnĭt
A fine soft silk cloth.
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A soft silk cloth, formerly used for ribbons, linings, etc.
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Alternative form of sarsenet.
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Thou green sarcenet flap for a sore eye. "” Shakespeare.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of sarcenet

  • Middle English sarsenet from Anglo-Norman sarzinett perhaps from Old French Saracin Saracen from Late Latin Saracēnus Saracen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French sacenet; compare Latin saracenium cloth made by Saracens. See Saracen.

    From Wiktionary