Definition of Silk

1. Noun. A fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Specialized synonyms: Sarcenet, Sarsenet
Derivative terms: Silky



2. Noun. Animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders.
Generic synonyms: Animal Fiber, Animal Fibre

Definition of Silk

1. n. The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvæ of Bombyx mori.

Definition of Silk

1. Noun. A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider). ¹

2. Noun. A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers. ¹

3. Noun. The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel ¹

4. Noun. (colloquial) a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silk

1. to cover with silk (a soft, lustrous fabric) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Silk

1. 1. The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori. 2. Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material. 3. That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize. Raw silk, silk as it is wound off from the cocoons, and before it is manufactured. Silk cotton, a cottony substance enveloping the seeds of the silk-cotton tree. Silk-cotton tree, a climbing plant (Periploca Graeca) of the Milkweed family, having a silky tuft on the seeds. It is native in Southern Europe. Origin: OE. Silk, selk, AS. Seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. Silki, SW. & Dan. Silke; prob. Through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. Szilkai, Russ. Shelk', and also L. Sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. Sericeous. Serge a woolen stuff. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silk

silinaite
siling
silipide
siliqua
siliqua olivae
siliquaceous
siliquae
siliquas
silique
siliques
siliquiform
siliquosa
siliquose
siliquous
siliqyiform
silk (current term)
silk-cotton tree
silk-screen printing
silk cotton
silk gland
silk hat
silk oak
silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood
silkaline
silkalines

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