reeled silk


noun

a long strand made of silk reeled from a number of cocoons and not twisted or thrown.Compare spun silk(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. reel off,
  2. reel-fed,
  3. reel-to-reel,
  4. reel-to-reel tape,
  5. reelect,
  6. reeler,
  7. reem,
  8. reen,
  9. reenact,
  10. reenactment

Origin of reeled silk

First recorded in 1825–35

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