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[n] a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing in the Middle Ages


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cloth, fabric, material, textile

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\Sa"mite\, a. [OF. samit, LL. samitum, examitum, from LGr. ?, ? woven with six threads; Gr. ? six + ? a thread. See {Six}, and cf. {Dimity}.] A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold. --Tennyson. In silken samite she was light arrayed. --Spenser.

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