from The Century Dictionary.
- Silken; silk.
- Of cotton, or of paper made of cotton.
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- adjective Pertaining to
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Montfaucon, who on account of his diligence and the extent of his researches is great authority, wrote a dissertation to prove that charta bombycine, cotton paper, was discovered in the empire of the east toward the end of the ninth or beginning of the tenth century.
There is another manuscript, written on bombycine, in the Bodleian
Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)
1920-1964 Os vespine wasp 1843 - bombycine silkworm 1884 OW W culicine mosquito
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