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Noun: silk  silk
  1. A fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
  2. Animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders
  3. [UK, informal] A Queen's or King's Counsel (a senior barrister)

Derived forms: silks

Type of: animal fiber [US], animal fibre [Brit, Cdn], cloth, fabric, material, textile

Encyclopedia: Silk, Leonard