silkworm moth

noun
any of several moths of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, the larvae of which are silkworms.

Origin:
1805–15

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silkworm moth

noun
1. any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae [syn: giant silkworm moth
2. moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk [syn: bombycid
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Almost all silk fabric is made from silkworm moth cocoons, but people have occasionally tried to make cloth from spider silk.
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