Sat"in(?), n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-tn, sz-twan. Cf. Sateen.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.
Cloths of gold and satins rich of hue.Chaucer.
Denmark satin, a kind of lasting; a stout worsted stuff, woven with a satin twill, used for women's shoes. --
Farmer's satin. See under Farmer. --
(Zol.), an Australian bower bird. Called also
satin grackle. --
(Bot.) See Honesty, 4. --
(Min.) (a) A fine fibrous variety of calcite, having a pearly luster. (b) A similar variety of gypsum. --
(Zol.), the shining flycatcher (Myiagra nitida) of Tasmania and Australia. The upper surface of the male is rich blackish green with a metallic luster. --
Satin stone, satin spar.
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