Spinning gland
Spinning Spin"ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster]

{Spinning gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae].

{Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning.

{Spinning jenny} (Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.

{Spinning mite} (Zo["o]l.), the red spider.

{Spinning wheel}, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spinning gland — noun : silk gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinning gland — (Order Tanaidacea): One in a series of paired glands located in first pereonites. Opens at tip (dactylus) of corresponding pereopod. Serves in tube construction [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Spinning — Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of correction in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinning house — Spinning Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinning jenny — Spinning Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinning mite — Spinning Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinning wheel — Spinning Spin ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spinning gland} (Zo[ o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae]. {Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silk gland — noun silk producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders • Syn: ↑serictery, ↑sericterium • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk gland — noun Date: 1870 a gland that produces a viscid fluid which is extruded in filaments and hardens into silk on exposure to air: as a. either of a pair of greatly enlarged and modified salivary glands of an insect larva that produce a compound… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sericterium — n.; pl. teria, teries [L. sericus, silken] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The spinning gland or glands. a. In ant larvae, used as shuttles in weaving nests. b. The silk producing glands of a caterpillar; see silk gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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