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- proper noun A taxonomic
subsectionwithin the section Cossina— very many moths.
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The expression "charta Bombycina" comes from the Arab manufactory of Bombyce, between Antioch and Aleppo.
A kind of bark paper was manufactured in Europe previous to the introduction of linen ( "cotton," "Bombycina") paper from the East.