from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A tribe or superfamily of moths containing the bombycids, as distinguished from the sphinxes on the one hand and the Microlepidoptera in general on the other.
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Parchment had become so extremely dear that a cheap substitute was discovered in an imitation of the cotton paper known in the East as charta bombycina.
The charta bombycina or cotton paper, often improperly called _silk_ paper, was unquestionably manufactured in the east as early as the ninth century, possibly much earlier; and in the tenth it came into general use throughout Europe.
The charta bombycina (bombyx, a silk and cotton paper) was much employed during mediæval periods.
In the eleventh century are found instances of what is called _charta bombycina_, or cotton-paper, appearing more plentifully in the twelfth century, but on the whole vellum is the chief material of Byzantine illuminated books.
Parchment had become so extremely dear that a cheap substitute was discovered in an imitation of the cotton paper known in the East as _charta bombycina_.
Volvariella bombycina sprouted spawn Pleurotus ostreatus
Charta est spissa, bombycina, autiqua, character quadratus sat lucu - lentus cum punctis et accentibus, pa - ginae habent lineas* novemdecim, nec ulli tituli, uili numeri, ullae signaru - rae in iis appareut.