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sarsenet

or sars·net

[sahrs-nit]
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noun
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sarcenet

or sarse·net, sars·net

[sahrs-nit]
noun
  1. a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used especially for linings.
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Origin of sarcenet

1425–75; late Middle English sarsenet < Anglo-French sarzinet, probably equivalent to sarzin- Saracen + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for sarsenet

sarsenet

noun
  1. a variant spelling of sarcenet
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sarcenet

sarsenet

noun
  1. a fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French sarzinet, from Sarrazin Saracen
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