noun[mass noun] historical
A fine, rich silk material, chiefly used to make ceremonial robes and banners.
More example sentences
- A counterpane of red sendal, lined with green sendal (a fine silk) for Edward's bed.
- The clothing of the horse from the front opening upwards was of bright red sendal, and from thence opening downwards was of bright yellow sendal.
Middle English: from Old French cendal, ultimately from Greek sindōn.
Definition of sendal in:
- The US English dictionary