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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The finest kind of silk received from India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Portuguese name of the finest kind of silk received from India, as distinguished from the bariga, or inferior kind. Also called cabesse.
  • n. A nominal money of account in some parts of the west coast of Africa.

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