samite

Samite \Sa"mite\, a. [OF. samit, LL. samitum, examitum, from LGr. ?, ? woven with six threads; Gr. ? six + ? a thread. See {Six}, and cf. {Dimity}.] A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] In silken samite she was light arrayed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]