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. -
Cf. Tabard

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Sarsenet — Sarse net, n. See {Sarcenet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarsenet — (v. fr.), leinwandartige dicht gewebte Baumwollenzeuge, im Stück gefärbt, gemandelt u. sehr geglättet. Einfärbig dient er bes. zu Futterkattun. Er kommt aus England, dem Sächsischen Erzgebirge u. Voigtland, Berlin, Westfalen; der deutsche ist… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sarsenet — (franz., spr. ßarß nä od. nett, Sarsonet), ursprünglich seidenes, jetzt baumwollenes dichtes, leinwandartiges, stark geglättetes, oft gaufriertes Gewebe; der einfarbige S. dient besonders zu Futterstoff, der mit bunten Mustern zu Frauenkleidern …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sarsenet — Sarsenet, leinenartig gewobener, gefärbter und stark geglätteter Baumwollestoff …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • sarsenet — [särs′net΄] n. SARCENET …   English World dictionary

  • sarsenet — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sarsenet — variant of sarcenet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sarsenet — /sahrs nit/, n. sarcenet. Also, sarsnet. * * * …   Universalium

  • sarsenet — noun A very fine and soft silk ribbon woven in a plain weave with a fine warp and higher density weft. Now chiefly used for linings …   Wiktionary

  • sarsenet — fine and soft silk; soft or gentle Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

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