Sindon

A thin manufacture of the Middle Ages used for dresses and hangings; also a little round piece of linen or lint for dressing the wound left by trepanning. (Du Cange gives its etymology Cyssus tenuis; but the Greek sindorn means “fine Indian cloth.” India is Sind, and China Sina.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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