silk cotton

noun

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, "The London-Based Brand Fashion Girls Are Obsessed With," 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, "Pippa Middleton Weds James Matthews in Giles Deacon," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of silk cotton

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Silk cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silk%20cotton. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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