spun silk

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

Origin of spun silk

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

spun silk

noun
  1. yarn or fabric made from silk waste
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