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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.
References in classic literature ?
She had a face like a silkworm, and the dining-room reeks of orris-root.
Up Broadway he turned, and halted at a glittering cafe, where are gathered together nightly the choicest products of the grape, the silkworm and the protoplasm.
Each body of Japanese troops moved forward like a silkworm, leaving behind it a glistening strand of red copper wire.
Harebell, if a silkworm spin one yard of Fairy cloth in an hour, how many will it spin in a day?
In many cases this could not be otherwise: thus the inherited peculiarities in the horns of cattle could appear only in the offspring when nearly mature; peculiarities in the silkworm are known to appear at the corresponding caterpillar or cocoon stage.
When any large insect, as a grasshopper or wasp, is caught, the spider, by a dexterous movement, makes it revolve very rapidly, and at the same time emitting a band of threads from its spinners, soon envelops its prey in a case like the cocoon of a silkworm.
Indeed, when she came down at Christmas she usually spent a great part of her time in private conferences with Henry and with Cassandra, the youngest girl, to whom the silkworms belonged.
she thought to herself, and could not help contrasting her with Cassandra, surrounded by innumerable silkworms in her bedroom.
He lamented "the fatal mistake the world had been so long in, of using silkworms, while we had such plenty of domestic insects who infinitely excelled the former, because they understood how to weave, as well as spin.
Thus he could converse with the Minister for War about silkworms, with the Minister of Education about detective stories, with the Minister of Labor about Limoges enamel, and with the Minister of Missions and Moral Progress (if that be his correct title) about the pantomime boys of the last four decades.
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An armadillo homolog protein in silkworm has been found to be localized in a segmentally reiterated striped pattern, in conformity with its predicted segment polarity nature (Dhawan and Gopinathan, 2004).