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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cas·sius n.  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) 2.0

      n : prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in
          42 BC) [syn: Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinus]