silk noun \ˈsilk\
: 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
: strands of silk thread of various thicknesses used as suture material in surgery <surgical silk>
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