Bombycinous
Bombycinous Bom*byc"i*nous (b[o^]m*b[i^]s"[i^]*n[u^]s), a. [L. bombycinus. See {Bombazine}.] 1. Silken; made of silk. [Obs.] --Coles. [1913 Webster]

2. Being of the color of the silkworm; transparent with a yellow tint. --E. Darwin. [1913 Webster]


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  • bombycinous — adj. [Gr. bombycinus, silken] Of silk, or pale yellow resembling fresh spun silk …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • bombasin — Bombazine Bom ba*zine , n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. ?. Cf. {Bombast}, {Bombycinous}.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bombasine — Bombazine Bom ba*zine , n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. ?. Cf. {Bombast}, {Bombycinous}.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombazine — Bom ba*zine , n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinus silken, bombycinum a silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyx silk, silkworm, Gr. ?. Cf. {Bombast}, {Bombycinous}.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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