HyperDic: silkworm

English > 2 senses of the word silkworm:
NOUNanimalsilkwormthe commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber
animalsilkworm, giant silkworm, wild wilkwormlarva of a saturniid moth
silkworm > pronunciation
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English > silkworm: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe 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.
Member ofBombyx, genus Bombyxtype genus of the Bombycidae
Partssilk gland, serictery, sericteriumsilk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm / silkworm) or spiders
BroadercaterpillarA wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
Spanishgusano de seda
Catalancuc de seda
English > silkworm: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaninglarva of a saturniid moth; spins / spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon.
Synonymsgiant silkworm, wild wilkworm
Member ofSaturniidae, family SaturniidaeImportant and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
Partssilk gland, serictery, sericteriumsilk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm / silkworm) or spiders
Narrowerailanthus silkworm, Samia cynthialarge green silkworm / silkworm of the cynthia moth
BroadercaterpillarA wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
Spanishgusano de seda
Catalancuc de seda

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