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.]



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