Bau"de*kin (?), n. [OE. bawdekin rich silk stuff, OF. baudequin. See Baldachin.]

The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery : -- made originally at Bagdad.

[Spelt also baudkin, baudkyn, bawdekin, and baldakin.]

Nares.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.