byssine

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin byssinus (made of byssus), from Ancient Greek βύσσινος (bussinos, made of byssus). See byssus.

AdjectiveEdit

byssine (comparative more byssine, superlative most byssine)

  1. Made of, or resembling, silk; silken.
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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

byssine

  1. vocative masculine singular of byssinus
Last modified on 1 September 2013, at 21:27