silk has definitions from the field of clothing
[ noun ] (clothing) a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

It was amazing how they had herded together for protection : an enormous matriarch in a quilted silk wrapper , rising from the breakfast_table ; a gross boy in his teens , shuffling in from the kitchen with a sandwich in his hands ; a girl in her twenties , fat and sullen , descending the marble staircase ; then all four gathering on the sofa to face the inquisitor .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Here he sketched , sitting in their flowing gowns of linen and silk , young_girls not_yet twenty , some about to be married , some married a year or two .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

Martha_Schuyler , old , slow , careful of foot , came_down the great staircase , dressed in her best lace-drawn black silk , her jeweled shoe buckles held forward .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Finally she had come_down ; Winston had heard her shaking out the skirt of her new pink silk hostess gown .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

Dark gray sports_jacket , lighter gray slacks , pink flannel shirt , black silk necktie .

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[ noun ] fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

Used in print

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

Suddenly a treble auto horn tootley-toot-tootled , and , thumbing hopefully , I saw emergent in windshield flash : red lips , streaming silk of blonde hair and - ah , trembling confusion of hope , apprehension , despair - the leering face of old Herry .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14759