Definition of sendal in English:


Line breaks: sen¦dal
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnd(ə)l


[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.

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