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Definition of "byssi" []

  • A plural of byssus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "byssi" in a sentence
  • "Our recent Pinnæ are all sedentary shells, some of them full two feet in length, fastened to their places on their deep-sea floors by flowing silky byssi, -- cables of many strands, -- of which beautiful pieces of dress, such as gloves and hose, have been manufactured."