raw silk

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

Origin of raw silk

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50

Words Nearby raw silk

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How to use raw silk in a sentence

  • What would one think of the manager of a silk-thread factory who sold his raw silk, just because it had advanced in price?

    The Fat of the Land | John Williams Streeter
  • After the silk has been reeled and dried it is twisted into hanks and sent to America and other countries as raw silk.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • For example, raw silk costs from $1.35 to $5 a pound according to its nature, quality, and the country from which it comes.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • This king saw with grief considerable sums of money leaving France each year for the purchase of raw silk or of silk stuffs.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • At the mill the raw silk goes to the "throwster" who twists the silk threads ready for the loom.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for raw silk

raw silk

  1. untreated silk fibres reeled from the cocoon

  2. fabric woven from such fibres

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