Sarcenet Sarce"net, n. [OF. sarcenet; cf. LL. saracenicum cloth made by Saracens. See {Saracen}.] A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc. [Written also {sarsenet}.] [1913 Webster]

Thou green sarcenet flap for a sore eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • sarcenet — [särs′net΄] n. [ME sarsenet < Anglo Fr sarzinett, dim. < OFr Sarrazin: see SARACEN] a soft silk cloth, formerly used for ribbons, linings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sarcenet — I. noun or sarsenet Etymology: Middle English sarsynet, from Anglo French sarzinett Date: 15th century a soft thin silk in plain or twill weaves; also a garment made of this II. adjective or sarsenet Date: 1521 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sarcenet — var. of SARSENET. * * * sarcenet(t obs. forms or variants of sarsenet …   Useful english dictionary

  • sarcenet — /sahrs nit/, n. a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used esp. for linings. Also, sarsenet, sarsnet. [1425 75; late ME sarsenet < AF sarzinet, prob. equiv. to sarzin SARACEN + et ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sarcenet — Very fine, soft silk cloth; part of the trade in imported luxuries brought to England in the 12c and after from the East, often via Venice. It was named after the OldFr. drap sarrasinois = Saracen cloth; the French being garbled by the English.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • sarcenet — n. soft fine silk (used for ribbons, veils, linings); cloth made of this fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sarcenet — noun variant spelling of sarsenet …   English new terms dictionary

  • sarcenet — sarce·net …   English syllables

  • sarcenet — sarce•net or sarsenet or sars•net [[t]ˈsɑrs nɪt[/t]] n. tex a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used esp. for linings • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < AF sarzinet, prob. =sarzin Saracen+ et et …   From formal English to slang

  • sarcenet — /ˈsasnət/ (say sahsnuht) noun a very fine, soft, silk fabric, used especially for linings. Also, sarsenet. {Middle English, from Anglo French sarzinett, diminutive of Sarzin Saracen. Compare Old French drap sarrasinois Saracen cloth} …   Australian English dictionary

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