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
, and baldakin
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