spun silk


noun

yarn produced by spinning silk waste and short, broken filaments from which the sericin has been removed.Compare reeled silk.
a fabric woven from this yarn.

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Origin of spun silk

First recorded in 1750–60
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British Dictionary definitions for spun silk

spun silk

noun

yarn or fabric made from silk waste
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