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Webster's Dictionary

Byssus

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(1):

(n.) An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads.

(2):

(n.) A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk.

(3):

(n.) A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

(4):

(n.) Asbestus.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Byssus'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/b/byssus.html. 1828.

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