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silkworm

noun [C] uk   /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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