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silkworm

noun [C]     /ˈsɪlk.wɜːm/ US  /-wɝːm/
a type of caterpillar (= a form of young insect that is small , long , and has many legs ) that produces threads of silk from which it makes a cocoon (= a covering for its body )The development and parts of insects
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