Associations to the word «Silk»


SILK, noun. (uncountable) A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider).
SILK, noun. A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.
SILK, noun. That which resembles silk, such as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.
SILK, noun. The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.
SILK, noun. (colloquial) A Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.
SILK, noun. (circus arts) (in the plural) A pair of long silk sheets suspended in the air on which a performer performs tricks.
SILK, adjective. Made of silk.
SILK, adjective. Looking like silk, silken.
SILK, verb. (transitive) To remove the silk from (corn).
SILK OAK, noun. Alternative form of silky oak
SILK OAKS, noun. Plural of silk oak
SILK ROAD, proper noun. An extensive interconnected network of trade routes across Asia, North and Northeast Africa, and Europe, historically used by silk traders.
SILK ROAD DISEASE, noun. Behçet's disease
SILK SERGE, noun. A twilled silk fabric used mostly for lining parts of gentlemen's coats.
SILK SHAG, noun. A coarse, rough-woven silk, like plush, but with a stiffer nap.

Dictionary definition

SILK, noun. A fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.
SILK, noun. Animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders.

Wise words

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