Canton silk

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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.)

Resources and Citations

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