Silk

   The use of this natural fiber dates back to the third millennium B.C.E. in China and is derived from the dried saliva of the silkworm during the cocooning process. Sericulture, or the process of cultivating and ultimately weaving silk cloth, was for many centuries a coveted secret. Throughout history, silk was used as a form of currency with traders exchanging silk fabric for other goods. The famous Silk Road eventually led to silk production moving to other countries such as India, Korea, Japan, France, and Italy. Silk's long staple, brilliant luster, and extremely complex processing make it one of the most expensive luxury fibers in the world and maintains a high-status appeal.

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  • silkələnmə — «Silkələnmək»dən f. is …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • silkəmə — «Silkəmək»dən f. is …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • Silk — Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SILK — SILK  формат аудиоданных и аудиокодек используемый Skype. Разработан компанией Skype Limited. SILK был разработан для замены другого кодека  SVOPC также созданного компанией Skype Limited. SILK являлся отдельной веткой разработки кодека …   Википедия

  • SILK — (Heb. מֶשִׁי, meshi). Silk is mentioned once in the Bible by Ezekiel (16:10, 13) in his description of the splendid garments of the Israelite woman. The commentators identify this meshi with silk, and there may be an etymological connection… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Silk — (engl. Wort für Seide) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anna Silk (* 1977), kanadische Schauspielerin Dave Silk (* 1958), US amerikanischer Eishockeyspieler David Silk (* 1936), anglikanischer Bischof Garnett Silk (1966–1994),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • silk — /sɪlk / (say silk) noun 1. the fine, soft, lustrous fibre obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm. 2. thread made of this fibre. 3. cloth made of this fibre. 4. a garment of this cloth. 5. the gown of such material, worn distinctively by a Queen …   Australian English dictionary

  • silk — (n.) O.E. sioloc, seoloc silk, ultimately from an Asian word (Cf. Chinese si silk, Manchurian sirghe, Mongolian sirkek) borrowed into Gk. as serikos silken, serikon silk (Cf. Gk. Seres, a name for an oriental people from whom the Greeks got silk) …   Etymology dictionary

  • silk´en|ly — silk|en «SIHL kuhn», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. a) made of silk: »a silken dress. The king wore silken robes. b) of or having to do with silk stuffs or goods. 2. like silk; soft, smooth, and glossy: »She has silken hair. 3. a) …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk|en — «SIHL kuhn», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. a) made of silk: »a silken dress. The king wore silken robes. b) of or having to do with silk stuffs or goods. 2. like silk; soft, smooth, and glossy: »She has silken hair. 3. a) …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk — [ sılk ] noun ** 1. ) uncount thin smooth cloth made from the fibers produced by an insect called a silkworm: an elegant shirt made of pure Chinese silk a ) only before noun made of silk: an expensive Italian silk suit b ) uncount the THREAD used …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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