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cassius


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cassius  \Cas"sius\,  n.  [From  the  name  of  the  discoverer,  A. 
  Cassius,  a  German  physician  of  the  17th  centry.] 
  A  brownish  purple  pigment,  obtained  by  the  action  of  some 
  compounds  of  tin  upon  certain  salts  of  gold.  It  is  used  in 
  painting  and  staining  porcelain  and  glass  to  give  a  beautiful 
  purple  color.  Commonly  called  {Purple  of  Cassius}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cassius 
  n  :  prime  mover  in  the  conspiracy  against  Julius  Caesar  (died  in 
  42  BC)  [syn:  {Cassius},  {Gaius  Cassius  Longinus}] 




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