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silk

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1silk

noun, often attributive \ˈsilk\

: a smooth, soft, and shiny cloth that is made from thread produced by silkworms; also : the thread that is used to make silk

: the thread that is produced by a spider

: the thin strings in an ear of corn

Full Definition of SILK

1
:  a fine continuous protein fiber produced by various insect larvae usually for cocoons; especially :  a lustrous tough elastic fiber produced by silkworms and used for textiles
2
:  thread, yarn, or fabric made from silk filaments
3
a :  a garment of silk
b (1) :  a distinctive silk gown worn by a King's or Queen's Counsel
(2) :  a King's or Queen's Counsel
c plural :  the colored cap and blouse of a jockey or harness horse driver made in the registered racing color of the employing stable
4
a :  a filament resembling silk; especially :  one produced by a spider
b :  silky material <milkweed silk>; especially :  the styles of an ear of Indian corn
5
:  parachute
silk·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of SILK

  1. a variety of silks and satins
  2. The robe has butterflies embroidered in silk on the sleeves.
  3. the silk of a spider's web

Origin of SILK

Middle English, from Old English seolc, sioluc, probably ultimately from Greek sērikos silken — more at sericeous
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SILK

2silk

intransitive verb

Definition of SILK

of corn
:  to develop the silk

First Known Use of SILK

1783

silk

noun \ˈsilk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SILK

1
:  a fine continuous protein fiber produced by various insect larvae usually for cocoons; especially :  a lustrous tough elastic fiber produced by silkworms and used for textiles
2
:  strands of silk thread of various thicknesses used as suture material in surgery <surgical silk>

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