sleave silk

noun

obsolete
: floss silk that is easily separated into filaments for embroidery

Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleave silk was in 1588

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“Sleave silk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleave%20silk. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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