from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of silk; silken.
  • adjective Resembling silk; smooth or lustrous.
  • adjective Covered with or characterized by fine soft hairs or feathers.
  • adjective Pleasantly agreeable, as to the ear.
  • adjective Suave or ingratiating.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the qualities or properties of silk, as smoothness and luster; sericeous.
  • Same as silken.
  • In botany, covered with long, very slender, close-pressed, glistening hairs; sericeous.
  • Smooth to the taste.
  • noun The silk-fowl: the more usual name in America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike.
  • adjective Hence, soft and smooth.
  • adjective Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.
  • adjective (Bot.) a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Similar in appearance or texture (especially in softness and smoothness) to silk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light


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