Part of speech: noun

The larva of a certain moth that produces a dense silken cocoon.

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Usage examples "silkworm":

  1. A silkworm, therefore, is not made to cover my legs, exactly as your mouth is made for eating, and another part of your person for the " garderobe." - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
  2. I'm a regular silkworm. - "The Children's Book of Christmas Stories", Various.
  3. Sinful Pride How proud we are, how fond to shew Our clothes, and call them rich and new, When the poor sheep and silkworm wore That very clothing long before! - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", Edward William Cole.