Canton silk

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Description

A soft, fluffy silk fiber obtained from the Bombyx textor moth cultivated in Canton China. Canton silk is greenish in color and used for weft yarns and crepe fabric (Brady 1971).

Synonyms and Related Terms

seda del Bombyx(Esp.)

Additional Information

G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 722

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