bombycinous


bombycinous
adj. [Gr. bombycinus, silken]
Of silk, or pale yellow resembling fresh spun silk.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bombycinous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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