silk cotton


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The dress featured a silk cotton African print from a fabric that is made in Kameni's home country of Cameroon, where the designer's love of fashion began. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2023 This vintage floral together with 'Love Letters' feminine print of Botanical Blooms, on whisper soft silk and silk cotton, in new beautiful shapes is a celebration of nature. Yola Robert, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silk cotton was in 1697

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“Silk cotton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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