• (noun): Hairless white caterpillar of the Chinese silkworm moth; source of most commercial silk.
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Some articles on silkworm, silkworms:

Silk - Properties - Physical Properties
... Silk fibers from the Bombyx mori silkworm have a triangular cross section with rounded corners, 5-10 μm wide ... The cross-section from other silkworms can vary in shape and diameter crescent-like for Anaphe and elongated wedge for tussah ... Silkworm fibers are naturally extruded from two silkworm glands as a pair of primary filaments (brin), which are stuck together, with sericin proteins that act like glue, to form a bave ...
Bombyx Mori - Domestication - Silkworm Raising As Hobby and School Science Project
... life cycle to their students by raising silkworms in the classroom as a science project ... The silkworm has been raised as a hobby in China and South Africa ... The experience provides children with the opportunity to witness the lifecycle of silkworms ...
... a spiritual successor to Tecmo arcade game Silkworm, which The Sales Curve had previously converted to home computer formats in 1989 ... ex-Sales Curve producer Dan Marchant "SWIV wasn't really a sequel to Silkworm, but it was certainly inspired by it and several other shoot-'em-ups that we had played and loved ...
Silkworm (band)
... Silkworm was an indie rock band active from 1987 to 2005 ... documentary, "Couldn't You Wait? The Story of Silkworm", was released in February 2013, featuring interviews with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Steve Albini, Stephen Malkmus (Pavement), Gerard Cosloy (M ... and expanded 2x12" + CD edition of the third Silkworm album "Libertine" including the group's "Marco Collins Sessions" and two additional tracks will be issued by the label Comedy Minus One in the fall ...
Silkworm (missile) - XW-41
... such as the C-602, the future of XW-41, like others in the Silkworm missile family, is uncertain despite its successful trials ... Although still a member of Silkworm missile, the developer considers the missile was different enough to be a listed as a separate category of its own due to the amount of new technologies adopted ... and accordingly to Jane's Defence Weekly, these missiles are referred by the general name Silkworm missiles, but domestic Chinese sources have claimed that these were XW-41s, though ...

More definitions of "silkworm":

  • (noun): Larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon.
    Synonyms: giant silkworm, wild wilkworm