[ silk-weed ]
/ ˈsɪlkˌwid /
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any milkweed, the pods of which contain a silky down.
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Their lines were made of the tough, fibrous, silken bark of the variety of milkweed or silkweed, already mentioned.Indians of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity|Galen Clark
British Dictionary definitions for silkweed
/ (ˈsɪlkˌwiːd) /
another name for milkweed (def. 1)
Word Origin for silkweed
C19: so called because the pods contain a silklike down
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