/ (ˈsɪlkɪ) /
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a Scot word for seal 2
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Word Origin for silkie
from earlier Scot selich, Old English seolh
Words nearby silkie
silk cotton, silk-cotton tree, silken, silk gland, silk hat, silkie, Silko, silk oak, silk paper, silkscreen, silk-screen printing
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How to use silkie in a sentence
Also the average degree of polydactylism is much greater in the Silkie than in the Houdan crosses.
It is also clear that the offspring of Silkie crosses are more apt to be polydactyl than those of Houdan crosses.
We shall see that this hypothesis receives support from all Silkie matings.
Table 33 shows that the Silkie crosses yield an exceptionally high per cent of the dominant clear-footed condition.
The distribution of table 35 is additional evidence of the heterozygous nature of the Silkie boot.