noun \-ˌwərm\

: a caterpillar that produces silk which is used to make thread or cloth

Full Definition of SILKWORM

:  a moth whose larva spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon; especially :  an Asian moth (Bombyx mori of the family Bombycidae) whose rough wrinkled hairless caterpillar produces the silk of commerce

First Known Use of SILKWORM

before 12th century


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