Definition of Byssine

1. a. Made of silk; having a silky or flaxlike appearance.



Definition of Byssine

1. made of fine linen [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Byssine

byroom
byrooms
bys
bysen
byshop
bysitter
byspeech
byspel
byspell
byspells
byspels
byssaceous
byssal
byssi
byssiferous
byssine (current term)
byssinoses
byssinosis
byssinotic
byssoid
byssolite
byssus
byssuses
bystander
bystander effect
bystander help
bystanders
bystreet
bystreets
bystrite

Literary usage of Byssine

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1. Costume in England: A History of Dress to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Frederick William Fairholt, Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon Dillon (1885)
"byssine. A fine cloth. The name is derived from byssus, ... a Mediterranean bivalve, ^y some, byssine has been held to denote a fine cotton ; by others a ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
"... I assail My byssine vesture and Sidonian veil. ANTISTROPHE VI My nuptial right in Heaven's pure sight Pollution were, death-laden, rude; ..."

3. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and by Herodotus, George Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, John Gardner Wilkinson (1889)
"Clemens thinks byssine garments , were invented in the time of Semiramis, king of Egypt (Strom, ip 807). The Egyptians employed gum for the bands, ..."

4. Egyptian Antiquities by British Museum Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities, George Long (1846)
"Yet, if the historian is consistent, we must interpret byssine sindon to be linen, for he says that the linen garment worn by the living is also interred ..."

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