Ailanthus Silk

AILANTHUS SILK
Wild silk of greyish or brownish colour, produced by the Attacus atlas in India, which is perhaps the largest moth known. The cocoons are open. This silk is also termed Fagara.

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  • ailanthus moth — n. a large moth (Philosamia cynthia) native to E Asia and now established in the E U.S., whose larvae (ailanthus silkworms) feed on ailanthus leaves and produce an inferior silk in making their cocoons * * * …   Universalium

  • ailanthus moth — n. a large moth (Philosamia cynthia) native to E Asia and now established in the E U.S., whose larvae (ailanthus silkworms) feed on ailanthus leaves and produce an inferior silk in making their cocoons …   English World dictionary

  • ailanthus moth — ailanthus moth, a moth, once of some commercial importance as a source of silk, native to China, introduced into the eastern United States. Its larvae feed on ailanthus leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ailanthus altissima — Tree of Heaven Large …   Wikipedia

  • Ailanthus — taxobox name = Ailanthus image caption = Ailanthus altissima leaf and seeds regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Simaroubaceae genus = Ailanthus genus… …   Wikipedia

  • ailanthus silkworm — noun large green silkworm of the cynthia moth • Syn: ↑Samia cynthia • Hypernyms: ↑silkworm, ↑giant silkworm, ↑wild wilkworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Samia, ↑genus Samia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atlas Silk — A wild silk variety obtained from the Attacus atlas. The silkworm spins open cocoons and gives the so called Ailanthus silk. The fibre is dark coloured and coarser than real silk. Also a silk fabric woven in India of rich coloured yams …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Fagara Silk — A wild silk, produced by the Attacus Atlas in India. See Ailanthus Silk. This moth is the largest known and spins open cocoons …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Shuchiensu Silk — Raw silk produced by silkworms feeding on the Ailanthus tree in Chefoo, China …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • saturniid moth — or giant silkworm moth Any of some 800 moth species of the principally tropical family Saturniidae. Adults have a stout, hairy body and broad wings, often vividly coloured and patterned. Most species have a central eyespot on each wing. Among the …   Universalium

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