Spun silk
Spun Spun (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster]

{Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition.

{Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short-fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton.

{Spun yarn} (Naut.), a line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spun silk — spun′ silk′ n. 1) tex yarn produced by spinning silk waste and short broken filaments from which the sericin has been removed 2) tex a fabric woven from this yarn • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • spun silk — n. a kind of yarn made from silk floss or waste …   English World dictionary

  • spun silk — noun : a yarn or fabric made from short unreelable silk fibers that have been degummed compare reeled silk * * * 1. yarn produced by spinning silk waste and short, broken filaments from which the sericin has been removed. Cf. reeled silk. 2. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spun silk — 1. yarn produced by spinning silk waste and short, broken filaments from which the sericin has been removed. Cf. reeled silk. 2. a fabric woven from this yarn. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • spun silk — noun a cheap material made of short fibred and waste silk …   English new terms dictionary

  • Silk — Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silk cotton — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silk flower — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silk flower — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silk fowl — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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