1. [syn: Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died
in 42 BC) [syn: Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius