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1) Bombast. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...literally means the produce of the bombyx (Middle Latin bombax, Greek bombux), and applied to cotton-wool used for padding. The head of the cotton plant was called...

2) silkworm. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of various caterpillars that produce silk cocoons, especially the larva of a moth (Bombyx mori) native to Asia that spins a cocoon of fine, strong, lustrous fiber...

3) 427. Semitransparency. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...milkiness, pearliness. [COMPARISONS] gauze, muslin, cypress or cyprus [hist.], bombyx, thin silk; film; mica, mother-of-pearl, nacre, opal glass, opaline, frosted...

4) silk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...worms and insects are known, but the silkworm of commerce is the larva of the Bombyx mori, or mulberry silkworm, and other closely related moths. Wild silk is the...

5) silkworm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...per year. The most widely raised type and the producer of the finest silk is the larva of Bombyx mori, of Asian origin. After centuries of domestication, Bombyx mori...

6) IX. Hybridism. Distinction between the Sterility of First Crosses and of Hybrids. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. Origin of Species. The Harvard Classics
...P. torquatus, are perfectly fertile. M. Quatrefages states that the hybrids from two moths (Bombyx cynthia and arrindia) were proved in Paris to be fertile inter...

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