sarcenet

noun
sarce·​net | \ ˈsär-snət How to pronounce sarcenet (audio) \
variants: or sarsenet

Definition of sarcenet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a soft silk in plain or twill weaves also : a garment made of this

sarcenet

adjective
variants: or sarsenet

Definition of sarcenet (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : made of sarcenet
2 archaic : soft like sarcenet

First Known Use of sarcenet

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1521, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sarcenet

Noun

Middle English sarsynet, from Anglo-French sarzinett

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“Sarcenet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcenet. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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