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silk·worm

 (sĭlk′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various caterpillars that produce silk cocoons, especially the larva of a moth (Bombyx mori) native to Asia that spins a cocoon of fine, strong, lustrous fiber that is the source of commercial silk.

silkworm

(ˈsɪlkˌwɜːm)
n
1. (Animals) the larva of the Chinese moth Bombyx mori, that feeds on the leaves of the mulberry tree: widely cultivated as a source of silk
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related larvae
3. (Animals) silkworm moth the moth of any of these larvae

silk•worm

(ˈsɪlkˌwɜrm)

n.
any of several moth caterpillars that spin a silken cocoon, esp. Bombyx mori, of China, which produces commercially valuable silk.
[before 1000]

silk·worm

(sĭlk′wûrm′)
Any of various caterpillars that produce silk cocoons, especially the larva of a moth native to Asia. The fiber of silkworm cocoons is the source of commercial silk.

silkworm

- Is not a worm, but a caterpillar.
See also related terms for worms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silkworm - the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fibersilkworm - the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk
Bombyx, genus Bombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
sericterium, serictery, silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
2.silkworm - larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
ailanthus silkworm, Samia cynthia - large green silkworm of the cynthia moth
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
sericterium, serictery, silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
Translations
دودَة حَرير، دودَة قَز
bourec morušový
silkeorm
טוואי המשי
dudov svilac
selyemhernyó
silkiormur
zijdevlinderrups
priadka morušová
sviloprejka

silkworm

[ˈsɪlkwɜːm] Ngusano m de seda

silkworm

[ˈsɪlkwɜːrm] nver m à soie

silkworm

[ˈsɪlkˌwɜːm] nbaco da seta

silk

(silk) noun
1. very fine, soft threads made by silkworms.
2. thread, cloth etc made from this. The dress was made of silk; (also adjective) a silk dress.
ˈsilky adjective
soft, fine and rather shiny like silk.
ˈsilkiness noun
ˈsilkworm noun
the caterpillar of certain moths, which makes silk.