from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin light silk used in the Middle Ages for fine garments, church vestments, and banners.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light silk cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light thin stuff of silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silken material used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for rich dresses, flags, pennons, etc.; also, a piece of this material.
Middle English cendal, from Old French, ultimately from Greek sindōn, fine linen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French cendal. (Wiktionary)