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silk British & World English

A fine, strong, soft lustrous fibre produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric

take silk in silk British & World English

Become a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel

take silk British & World English

Become a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel

silk hat British & World English

A man’s tall cylindrical hat covered with black silk plush

silk moth British & World English

A large moth with a caterpillar that spins a protective silken cocoon:

Silk Road British & World English

An ancient caravan route linking Xian in central China with the eastern Mediterranean. It was established during the period of Roman rule in Europe, and took its name from the silk which was brought to the west from China

silk tree British & World English

An ornamental tree of the pea family with fernlike leaves and showy pink plumelike flowers that open in midsummer. It is naturalized in most of the eastern US

spun silk British & World English

A cheap material made of short-fibred and waste silk

wild silk British & World English

Coarse silk produced by wild silkworms, especially tussore

oiled silk British & World English

Silk treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof

silk cotton British & World English

another term for kapok.

silk gland British & World English

A gland in a silkworm, spider, or other arthropod that secretes the substance which hardens as threads of silk or web

silk screen British & World English

A screen of fine mesh used in screen printing

Milanese silk British & World English

Finely knitted silk or viscose

silk-stocking British & World English

Wealthy; aristocratic

watered silk British & World English

Silk that has been treated in such a way as to give it a wavy, lustrous finish

artificial silk British & World English

old-fashioned term for viscose.

silk-cotton tree British & World English

A tree which produces silk cotton

cornsilk British & World English

The fine thread-like styles on an ear of maize

floss silk in floss British & World English

Untwisted silk fibres used in embroidery

Silk Route in Silk Road British & World English

An ancient caravan route linking Xian in central China with the eastern Mediterranean. It was established during the period of Roman rule in Europe, and took its name from the silk which was brought to the west from China

dupion British & World English

A rough slubbed silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons

silk dupion in dupion British & World English

A rough slubbed silk fabric woven from the threads of double cocoons

silk-screen in silk screen British & World English

Print, decorate, or reproduce using a silk screen

tussore British & World English

Coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species

tussore silk in tussore British & World English

Coarse silk from the larvae of the tussore moth and related species

silkworm moth British & World English

A large moth with a caterpillar that spins a protective silken cocoon

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear in sow2 British & World English

You can’t create a fine product from inferior materials

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear British & World English

You can’t create a fine product from inferior materials

silk English-Spanish

seda f

silk-like English-Spanish

como de seda

silk screen English-Spanish

serigrafía f

silk-screen English-Spanish

serigrafiar*, estampar por serigrafía

silk-stocking English-Spanish

aristocrático, de clase alta

it feels like silk in feel English-Spanish

parece seda al tacto


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