a lightweight silk fabric constructed in plain weave, often used for linings, blouses, slips, etc.
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Origin of China silk
First recorded in 1605–15
Words nearby China silk
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I got a china-silk idea from a little drummer I met up in the country—one nice little fellow!Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst