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Meaning of silkworm

silk•worm

Pronunciation: (silk'wûrm"), [key]
— n.
  1. the larva of the Chinese silkworm moth, Bombyx mori, which spins a cocoon of commercially valuable silk.
  2. the larva of any of several moths of the family Saturniidae, which spins a silken cocoon.
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