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 (ăm′ē-ăn′thəs) also am·i·an·tus (-təs)
Asbestos with fine, silky fibers.

[Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos, undefiled : a-, not; see a-1 + miantos, defiled (from miainein, to defile).]


(ˌæmɪˈænθəs) or


(Minerals) any of the fine silky varieties of asbestos
[C17: from Latin amiantus, from Greek amiantos unsullied, from a-1 + miainein to pollute]
ˌamiˈanthine, ˌamiˈanthoid, ˌamianˈthoidal adj
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When separated from Luxima by a forest fire, an "apparent miracle" caused by the wind creating friction among the bamboo trees, the notably unsuperstitious Hilarion deems it "the interposition of Divine wrath" (211), but he braves the conflagration to save Luxima by wrapping himself in mountain flax, "the inconsumable amianthus of India" a variety of asbestos.
It was also a lie, my lie of amianthus against the mortal fire.