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[mass noun] A fine, rich silk material, chiefly used to make ceremonial robes and banners.
- ‘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.’
- ‘A counterpane of red sendal, lined with green sendal (a fine silk) for Edward's bed.’
Middle English: from Old French cendal, ultimately from Greek sindōn.
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