or sarse·net, sars·net

[ sahrs-nit ]
/ ˈsɑrs nɪt /


a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used especially for linings.

Origin of sarcenet

1425–75; late Middle English sarsenet < Anglo-French sarzinet, probably equivalent to sarzin- Saracen + -et -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcenet



/ (ˈsɑːsnɪt) /


a fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc

Word Origin for sarcenet

C15: from Old French sarzinet, from Sarrazin Saracen
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