from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Silk fiber from the finest part of the cocoon, carded and spun but not twisted, so as to be extremely soft and downy in its surface while retaining a high luster. It is used chiefly for embroidery. Filoselle often replaces it.
- n. Loose or broken filaments of silk from the cocoons.
- n. A soft, coarse yarn made from silk and used in making shawls, bands, and ordinary silk fabrics.
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