Silkworm meaning

sĭlk'wûrm'
Any of various caterpillars that produce silk cocoons, especially the larva of a moth (Bombyx mori) native to Asia that spins a cocoon of fine, strong, lustrous fiber that is the source of commercial silk.
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Any of certain moth caterpillars (esp. family Bombycidae) that produce cocoons of silk fiber: they feed chiefly on mulberry leaves, and some species (esp. Bombyx mori) are cultivated as the source of commercial silk.
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Any of various caterpillars of moths that produce silk cocoons, especially Bombyx mori, the source of most commercial silk.
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