Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A double cocoon formed by two silkworms spinning together.
  • n. The coarse silk furnished by such double cocoons.

Etymologies

French doupion, Italian doppione, from doppio double, Latin duplus. See double, and compare doubloon. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.