Definition of silk :
1. Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above- named material.
2. That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.
3. The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori.
jacquard, watered silk, chiffon velvet, faille, twilled lining, ribbons, satin de Lyon, mousseline de soie, tie silk, pongee, tissue, georgette, sarcenet, marabou, China silk, shantung, satin crepe, surah, tapestry, tussah, silk shirting, plush, upholstery, crepe de Chine, rajah, voile
fiber (part of speech: noun)
fabric (part of speech: adjective)
damask, seersucker, sharkskin, Acrilan, flannel, chiffon, sacking sailcloth, cheesecloth, crepe, challis, Dacron, Celanese, grenadine, Jersey, batik, muslin, worsted, paisley, baize, quilting, tricot, gossamer, cambric, tweed, satin, herringbone, burlap, foulard, suede, fabric, oilcloth, bunting, broadcloth, crinoline, cotton, gingham, rayon, percale, horsehair, moleskin, tulle, linen, serge, fleece, net, astrakhan, chintz, corduroy, felt, velvet, duffel, tarpaulin, longcloth, sateen, wool, lame, nylon, mohair, denim, canvas, Orlon, taffeta, alpaca, chenille, calico, plaid, gabardine, twill, madras, velour, matting, brocade, cashmere
- You are the kindest soul in the world, Letty, says John from the doorway; but keep your silk. - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
- I ask you, ladies, after seeing me in that new white silk gown of mine, what Anarchist could resist me? - "Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College", Jessie Graham Flower.
- They were nearly as strong as silk, and of a beautiful gray color. - "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.