Definitions of byssus
n. - A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk. 2
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. 2
n. - An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads. 2
n. - Asbestus. 2
The word "byssus" uses 6 letters: B S S S U Y.
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