Definitions

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  • adj. Made of, or resembling, silk; silken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of silk; having a silky or flaxlike appearance.

Etymologies

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Latin byssinus ("made of byssus"), from Ancient Greek βύσσινος (bussinos, "made of byssus"). See byssus.

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