silk cotton


Definition of silk cotton

: the silky or cottony covering of seeds of various silk-cotton trees especially : kapok sense 2

Examples of silk cotton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of our styles are 100% silk, premium crepe fabric, or silk cotton blends. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Jan. 2019 The dress, created entirely in a bespoke silk cotton lace, featured a bodice that was hand-embroidered with pearl details. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'silk cotton.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of silk cotton

1697, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About silk cotton

Time Traveler for silk cotton

Time Traveler

The first known use of silk cotton was in 1697

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near silk cotton


silk cotton

silk-cotton family

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for silk cotton

Cite this Entry

“Silk cotton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

More from Merriam-Webster on silk cotton Encyclopedia article about silk cotton


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!