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wild silk

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noun
  1. tussah.
  2. British. raw silk.

Origin of wild silk

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for wild silk

wild silk

noun
  1. silk produced by wild silkworms
  2. a fabric made from this, or from short fibres of silk designed to imitate it
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