wild silk


noun

British. raw silk.

Nearby words

  1. wild rubber,
  2. wild rye,
  3. wild sarsaparilla,
  4. wild senna,
  5. wild service tree,
  6. wild spaniard,
  7. wild spinach,
  8. wild sweet potato,
  9. wild sweet william,
  10. wild thyme

Origin of wild silk

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for wild silk

wild silk

noun

silk produced by wild silkworms
a fabric made from this, or from short fibres of silk designed to imitate it
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