Latin definition for: byssum, byssi


  • declension: 2nd declension
  • gender: neuter


  1. cotton
  2. kind of fine flax
  3. linen made of it (L+S)
  • Age: Late, post-classical (3rd-5th centuries)
  • Area: Agriculture, Flora, Fauna, Land, Equipment, Rural
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Having only single citation in Oxford Latin Dictionary or Lewis + Short
  • Source: Lewis & Short, “A Latin Dictionary”, 1879 (Lewis & Short)

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