The act or process of spinning, drawing, or twisting into threads.
The act or process of reeling raw silk from cocoons.
A reel used in drawing silk from cocoons.
An establishment where silk is reeled.
A spinning into threads.
A place where silk is reeled onto spools.
Origin of filature
- French from Late Latin fīlātus past participle of fīlāre to spin filament
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition