sarsenet

or sars·net

[sahrs-nit]

noun


Nearby words

  1. sarre,
  2. sarrusophone,
  3. sars,
  4. sarsaparilla,
  5. sarsen,
  6. sarthe,
  7. sarto,
  8. sarto, andrea del,
  9. sarton,
  10. sarton, may

sarcenet

or sarse·net, sars·net

[sahrs-nit]

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sarsenet

sarsenet

noun

a variant spelling of sarcenet

sarcenet

sarsenet

noun

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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