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 […]
noun 1. an arboreal, tropical American anteater, Cyclopes didactylus, about the size of a rat, having a prehensile tail, glossy, golden fur, and two toes on each forelimb.
noun 1. a cornel, Cornus amomum, of the eastern U.S., having leaves covered with short, silky hairs on the underside and bearing blue berries.
noun 1. any of several passerine birds of the family Ptilogonatidae, of the southwestern U.S. to Panama, related to the waxwings.