[ US /ˈsɪɫkwɝm/ ]
[ UK /sˈɪlkwɜːm/ ]
  1. larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
  2. the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk
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How To Use silkworm In A Sentence

  • Cultivated silkworms grown in a controlled environment produce the finest silk fibers.
  • I didn't know there was more than one kind of silkworm!" exclaimed The Story of Silk
  • The silkworm, the lac insect, and the bee need no apologist; a gallnut produced by the puncture of a cynips on a Syrian oak is a necessary ingredient in the ink I am writing with, and from my windows I recognize the grain of the kermes and the cochineal in the gay habiliments of the holiday groups beneath them. Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 02 (historical)
  • (silkworm) and regulation of fibroin L chain production by microRNAs in heterologous system. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • They weave also very handsome and rich silk pieces, of a particular form, for that part of the body­dress which the Malays call kain-sarong; but this manufacture had much decreased at the period when my inquiries were made, owing, as the people said, to an unavoidable failure in the breed of silkworms, but more probably to the decay of industry amongst themselves, proceeding from their continual civil disturbances. The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants
  • The feat silkworm room environment condition, can strengthen the silkworm son corporeity , repress the pathogeny breeding indoor, lower the outbreak rate, and raise the yield of the cocoon.
  • A silkworm spins a cocoon that can yield 800 metres of pure silk.
  • Standing in the camphorous light of the station, the glowing things of civilization all around her, a single silkworm rappels delicately from the ticket kiosk. COCOONED • by J.A. Matthews
  • The pinna is a variety of shell-fish not unlike the mussel; it fastens itself to the rocks and from between its shells gives out threads something like those of the spider or silkworm. The Story of Silk
  • As the red-faced Silkworm hurler raged at himself and the fates, the Typhoons broke through in the fourth inning, grouping two walks, a bunt single, a long fly ball to score a run, and a ringing double by Andy Sutherland that hit the BVD sign in right field on a bounce to score two more. DIAMOND RUBY
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