Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: silkworm
IPA transcription: [s'ɪlkwɚm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: silkworm
    Meaning: 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
Usage examples
  • Our ordinary Mussels do not make very long threads, but those of some kinds are so long that they can be woven into silky purses or stockings. The Mussel which makes such long anchor-threads might be called "the silkworm of the sea."