Silkworm gut
Silkworm Silk"worm`, n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo["o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common species ({Bombyx mori}) feeds on the leaves of the white mulberry tree. It is native of China, but has long been introduced into other countries of Asia and Europe, and is reared on a large scale. In America it is reared only to small extent. The Ailanthus silkworm ({Philosamia cynthia}) is a much larger species, of considerable importance, which has been introduced into Europe and America from China. The most useful American species is the Polyphemus. See {Polyphemus}. [1913 Webster]

{Pernyi silkworm}, the larva of the Pernyi moth. See {Pernyi moth}.

{Silkworm gut}, a substance prepared from the contents of the silk glands of silkworms and used in making lines for angling. See {Gut}.

{Silkworm rot}, a disease of silkworms; muscardine. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • silkworm-gut — silkˈworm gut noun The drawn out glands of the silkworm • • • Main Entry: ↑silk …   Useful english dictionary

  • silkworm gut — noun : silk gut …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silkworm — Silk worm , n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster] Note: The common species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silkworm rot — Silkworm Silk worm , n. [AS. seolcwyrm.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa. [1913 Webster] Note: The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silkworm — Silk|worm [ sɪlkwə:m], Silk|worm|gut [...gʌt], das; s [engl. silkworm gut, aus: silkworm = Seidenraupe u. gut = Darm]: aus dem Saft, mit dem die Seidenraupe ihren Kokon spinnt, gewonnenes chirurgisches Nähmaterial …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Silkworm — Silk|worm [...wə:m] u. Silk|worm|gut [...gʌt] das; s <aus engl. silkworm (gut) »Seidenraupe(ndarm)«> aus dem Spinnsaft der Seidenraupe gewonnenes chirurgisches Nähmaterial …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Gut — Gut, n. [OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to ge[ o]tan to pour. See {FOUND} to cast.] [1913 Webster] 1. A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso. [1913 Webster] 2. An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gut — [gut] n. [ME < OE guttas, pl. < base of geotan, to pour: for IE base see GUST1] 1. a) [pl.] the bowels; entrails b) the stomach or belly: now often regarded as an indelicate usage 2. all or part of the alimentary canal, esp. the intestine …   English World dictionary

  • gut — gutlike, adj. /gut/, n., v., gutted, gutting, adj. n. 1. the alimentary canal, esp. between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Cf. foregut, midgut, hindgut. 2. guts, a. the bowels or entrails. b. Informal. courage and fortitude;… …   Universalium

  • gut — [[t]gʌt[/t]] n. v. gut•ted, gut•ting, adj. 1) anat. the alimentary canal, esp. the intestine Compare foregut,midgut,hindgut 2) guts a) anat. the bowels or entrails b) courage and fortitude; nerve; determination c) the inner working parts of a… …   From formal English to slang

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