March 06, 2012

Silk

silk |silk|nouna fine, strong, soft, lustrous fiber produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric.• a similar fiber spun by some other insect larvae and by most spiders.• [often as adj. thread or fabric made from the fiber produced by the silkworm :a silk shirt.• ( silks) garments made from such fabric, esp. as worn by a jockey in the colors of a particular horse owner.• Riding a cover worn over a riding hat made from a silklike fabric.• Brit., informal a Queen's (or King's) Counsel. [ORIGIN: so named because of the right accorded to wear a gown made of this cloth.]• any silklike threads that grow in plants, such as at the end of an ear of corn or in a milkweed pod.DERIVATIVESsilklike |ˈsilkˌlīk| adjectiveORIGIN Old English sioloc, seolec, from late Latin sericum, neuter of Latin sericus, based on Greek Sēres, the name given to the inhabitants of the Far Eastern countries from which silk first came overland to Europe.Matthew Williamson One-shoulder Silk-Chiffon Gown at Net-a-Porter:

Oscar de la Renta One Shoulder Silk-Chiffon Gown at Net-a-Porter:

Notte by Marchesa Silk Gown:








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