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silk

silk

 
 
pronunciation:
sIlk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine, soft, shiny fiber produced by certain insects.
The silkworm makes silk as it spins its cocoon.
definition 2: thread, cloth, or clothing made of this material.
She bought a scarf made of silk.
definition 3: certain materials that are like threads of silk, such as the fine strands found on an ear of corn.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made of or having to do with silk.
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
derivation: silklike (adj.)
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