silk

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silk

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n
  1. [pure, imitation, fine, woven, Chinese] silk
  2. [blue, green, purple] silk
  3. a [dress, shirt, blouse] made of silk
  4. the [dress] is made of silk
  5. is made of silk and [cotton, wool, lace]
  6. [dye, weave, cut] silk
  7. [opened, engaged] the parachute silks
  8. the jockey's silks
adj
  1. a silk [shirt, dress, blouse, veil, tie]
  2. silk [flowers, handkerchiefs, bedsheets]
  3. [tied, decorated] with silk ribbons
  4. an ancient silk [route, exchange]
  5. idiom: a silk purse from a sow's ear
adv
  1. a silk-embroidered [napkin, scarf, garment]
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