Synonyms of silkworm


1. silkworm, caterpillar

usage: 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

2. silkworm, giant silkworm, wild wilkworm, caterpillar

usage: larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon

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