a tree, Albizia julibrissin, of the legume family, native to Asia, having pinnate leaves and plumelike pink flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental.
noun 1. any milkweed, the pods of which contain a silky down. noun 1. another name for milkweed (sense 1)
noun 1. the larva of the Chinese silkworm moth, Bombyx mori, which spins a cocoon of commercially valuable silk. 2. the larva of any of several moths of the family Saturniidae, which spins a silken cocoon. noun 1. the larva of the Chinese moth Bombyx mori, that feeds on the leaves of the mulberry tree: […]
noun 1. any of several moths of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, the larvae of which are silkworms.
adjective, silkier, silkiest. 1. of or like silk; smooth, lustrous, soft, or delicate: silky skin. 2. Botany. covered with fine, soft, closely set hairs, as a leaf. adjective silkier, silkiest 1. resembling silk in texture; glossy 2. made of silk 3. (of a voice, manner, etc) suave; smooth 4. (botany) covered with long fine soft […]