sarcenet

or sarse·net, sars·net

[ sahrs-nit ]
/ ˈsɑrs nɪt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sarazen, gene,
  2. sarc-,
  3. sarcasm,
  4. sarcastic,
  5. sarcastic fringehead,
  6. sarcina,
  7. sarco-,
  8. sarcoadenoma,
  9. sarcoblast,
  10. sarcocarcinoma

Origin of sarcenet

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

sarsenet

or sars·net

[ sahrs-nit ]
/ ˈsɑrs nɪt /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sarsnet

sarsenet

/ (ˈsɑːsnɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of sarcenet

sarcenet

sarsenet

/ (ˈsɑːsnɪt) /

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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