the larva of the Chinese silkworm moth, Bombyx mori, which spins a cocoon of commercially valuable silk.
the larva of any of several moths of the family Saturniidae, which spins a silken cocoon.
the larva of the Chinese moth Bombyx mori, that feeds on the leaves of the mulberry tree: widely cultivated as a source of silk
any of various similar or related larvae
silkworm moth, the moth of any of these larvae
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 […]
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.