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From Middle English silkwirm, from Old English seolcwyrm (silkworm), equivalent to silk +‎ worm.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪlkwɜːm/
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silkworm (plural silkworms)

  1. Any of various caterpillars of moths that produce silk cocoons, especially Bombyx mori, the source of most commercial silk.

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