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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How to use spun silk in a sentence
There is another class of threads made from waste silk by spinning and known as spun silk.Textiles | William H. Dooley
And how did you get such most wonderful hair, like spun silk, every bit of it?
Her black hair was fine as spun silk; the coil under her hat-brim shone as she moved.Stories of a Western Town | Octave Thanet
It is fed principally on the Hera, or Palma christi leaves, and gives sometimes 12 broods of spun silk in the course of a year.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
I was wearing under my flannel shirt an under-vest made of wool and spun silk.Trooper 3809 | Lionel Decle
British Dictionary definitions for spun silk
yarn or fabric made from silk waste
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