1. silkworm

noun. ['ˈsɪlkwɝm'] the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk.


  • genus Bombyx
  • sericterium
  • Bombyx
  • silk gland
  • serictery

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Rhymes with Silkworm

  • flatworm
  • hookworm
  • lugworm
  • roundworm

How do you pronounce silkworm?

Pronounce silkworm as ˈsɪlkwərm.

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Sentences with silkworm

1. Noun, singular or mass
And what if some drinkable silkworm fat doubled the antioxidant power of a glass of orange juice?

2. silkworm

noun. ['ˈsɪlkwɝm'] larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon.


  • Samia cynthia
  • Saturniidae
  • wild wilkworm
  • sericterium
  • silk gland
  • family Saturniidae
  • ailanthus silkworm
  • serictery
  • giant silkworm