Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thin light silk used in the Middle Ages for fine garments, church vestments, and banners.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silken material used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for rich dresses, flags, pennons, etc.; also, a piece of this material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A light thin stuff of silk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical A light silk cloth.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English cendal, from Old French, ultimately from Greek sindōn, fine linen.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French cendal.

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