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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yarn made from short-fibered silk and silk waste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a cheap article produced from floss, or short-fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton.

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