from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See byssus, n., 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of byssus; having a silky or flax-like appearance.
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Then she made us the following speech in byssin words, such as Parisatis desired should be spoken to her son Cyrus, or at least of crimson alamode:
Then he donned gorgeous garments, shining with gold, glowing with the purple of the byssin.