silk moth
noun Date: 1772 1. the common silkworm (Bombyx mori) 2. saturniid; especially one (as the cecropia moth) that produces a cocoon of silk

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  • Silk moth — 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 moth — silk moth. См. тутовый шелкопряд. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • silk moth — noun : a silkworm moth * * * silk moth, a bombycid moth whose larva is a silkworm. * * * n. see silkworm moth * * * ˈsilk moth 7 [silk moth] noun a ↑moth whose ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk moth — noun a large moth with a caterpillar that produces silk. [Bombyx mori (Asia) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spicebush silk moth. — See promethea moth. * * * …   Universalium

  • spicebush silk moth. — See promethea moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • giant silk moth — …   Useful english 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

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