from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of various silk fabrics made of carded and spun silk, the silk used for this purpose being obtained from the thin, fuzzy beginnings and endings of cocoons in reeling.
  • noun Yarn spun from waste silk, from which the gum has been removed by a process of maceration or fermentation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A silk yarn or fabric made out of carded spun silk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To use a process of fermentation to remove sericin from silk.


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