Byssine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Byssine Made of silk; having a silky or flaxlike appearance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Byssine made of fine linen
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. byssinus, made of byssus, Gr. by`ssinos See Byssus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. byssos, a fine flaxen or silky substance.