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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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silkworm

- Is not a worm, but a caterpillar.
See also related terms for worms.
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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
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Translations
دودَة حَرير، دودَة قَز
bourec morušový
silkeorm
טוואי המשי
dudov svilac
selyemhernyó
silkiormur
zijdevlinderrups
priadka morušová
sviloprejka

silkworm

[ˈsɪlkwɜːm] Ngusano m de seda
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silkworm

[ˈsɪlkwɜːrm] nver m à soie
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silkworm

[ˈsɪlkˌwɜːm] nbaco da seta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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