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βύσσος , ,
A.flax, and the linen made from it, Emp.93, Theoc.2.73, etc.; used of perennial flax, Linum angustifolium, grown in Elis, Paus.6.26.6, and of Linum usitatissimum, = λίνον Ἑβραίων, Id.5.5.2; also, in later writers, of Indian cotton, Gossypium herbaceum, Poll. 7.76, Philostr.VA2.20; and of silk, “τὰ Σηρικὰ ἔκ τινων φλοιῶν ξαινουένης βύσσουStr.15.1.20.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.5.2
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6.26.6
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.1.20
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 2.20
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