What does the word samite mean?

Usage examples for samite

  1. Folko forthwith pitched on the most convenient spot the tent of blue samite fringed with gold, which he carried with him to shelter his gentle lady; whilst Sintram, in the character of herald, rode over to Jarl Eric to announce to him that the beauteous Gabrielle of Montfaucon was present in the army of the knight Biorn, and would the next morning be present as a judge of the combat. – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. So they rode till they came to a lake, the which was a fair water and broad, and in the midst of the lake Arthur was ware of an arm clothed in white samite, that held a fair sword in that hand. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  3. He turned to Alicia and me, politely: " Miss Hopkins," he informed us, " moves among us clothed in white samite. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler