from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine soft silk cloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of sarsenet.
- n. Thou green sarcenet flap for a sore eye. — Shakespeare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sarsenet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings
Middle English sarsenet, from Anglo-Norman sarzinett, perhaps from Old French Saracin, Saracen, from Late Latin Saracēnus; see Saracen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French sacenet; compare Latin saracenium cloth made by Saracens. See Saracen. (Wiktionary)