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- adj. Pertaining to silkworms; bombic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silken; silk.
- Of cotton, or of paper made of cotton.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Montfaucon, who on account of his diligence and the extent of his researches is great authority, wrote a dissertation to prove that charta bombycine, cotton paper, was discovered in the empire of the east toward the end of the ninth or beginning of the tenth century.
There is another manuscript, written on bombycine, in the Bodleian
1920-1964 Os vespine wasp 1843 - bombycine silkworm 1884 OW W culicine mosquito