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Any of the various glands in silk-spinning insects and spiders that secrete a fluid that hardens into silk on exposure to air.
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|Noun||1.||silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders|
silkworm - 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
giant silkworm, wild wilkworm, silkworm - larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon