yamamai

noun

yam·​a·​mai
ˌyaməˈmī
plural -s
1
: a large Japanese silkworm (Antheraea yamamai) whose larva feeds on the oak and furnishes excellent silk
2
: silk produced by the yamamai

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Japanese

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“Yamamai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yamamai. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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