Definition of Silkie

1. Noun. A breed of chicken, with very fine, silk-like feathers. ¹



2. Noun. (alternative spelling of selkie) A creature of Irish, Scottish, Icelandic, and Faroese mythology which can transform from a seal to a human (usually a woman). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silkie

1. selkie [n -S] - See also: selkie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silkie

silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood
silkaline
silkalines
silke
silked
silken
silkened
silkening
silkenly
silkens
silkie (current term)
silkier
silkies
silkiest
silkily
silkiness
silkinesses
silking
silkless
silklike
silkman
silkmen
silkmoth
silkmoths
silkness

Literary usage of Silkie

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1. A Book of Ballads, Old and New by Guido Hermann Stempel (1917)
"THE GREAT silkie OF SULE SKERRY 1 AN eartly nourice sits and sings, And ay she sings, "Ba, ... 3 "I am a man upo' the land, An' I am a silkie in the sea; ..."

2. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1906)
"... have withstand Thus was he safe, with his navy, And slew of them a great party. This wise King, through governance. JOHN GOWER THE GREAT silkie OF SULE ..."

3. The Sea's Anthology: From the Earliest Times Down to the Middle of the by John Edward Patterson (1913)
""Upo' the land I am a man, A silkie i' yon' sounding sea; An' when I'm far awa' frae ... "It was nae well, indeed," quoth she, "That the Man-silkie o' Sule ..."

4. The Sea's Anthology: From the Earliest Times Down to the Middle of the by John Edward Patterson (1913)
"Upo' the land I am a man, A silkie i' yon' sounding sea; An' when I'm far awa' frae land My dwelling is in Sule ..."

5. Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy (1866)
"We are indebted to Captain FWL Thomas, RN, for the following legend of the sea-dwellers :— THE silkie WIFE. Those in the Shetland and Orkney Islands who ..."

6. Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy (1866)
"We are indebted to Captain FWL Thomas, RN, for the following legend of the sea-dwellers :— THE silkie WIFE. Those in the Shetland and Orkney Islands who ..."

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