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raw silk

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noun
  1. reeled silk that has not had the sericin removed.

Origin of raw silk

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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  • The principal occupation of the inhabitants is the raw-silk trade with Japan.

    The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898

    Emma Helen Blair


British Dictionary definitions for raw silk

raw silk

noun
  1. untreated silk fibres reeled from the cocoon
  2. fabric woven from such fibres
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