Silk vs Silklike - What's the difference?

silk | silklike |

As adjectives the difference between silk and silklike

is that silk is made of while silklike is resembling silk or some aspect of it.

As a noun silk

is (uncountable) a fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider).

As a verb silk

is to remove the silk from (corn).



(wikipedia silk)


(en noun)
  • (uncountable) A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider).
  • The silk thread was barely visible.
  • (uncountable) A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.
  • I had a small square of silk , but it wasn't enough to make what I wanted.
  • That which resembles silk, such as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.
  • The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.
  • (colloquial) A Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.
  • Derived terms

    * make a silk purse of a sow's ear * silken * silky * silkweaver * silkweaving * silkworm * smooth as silk * take silk

    See also

    * sericin


  • Made of .
  • *
  • *:It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk -hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
  • Looking like silk, silken.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}


    (en verb)
  • To remove the silk from (corn).
  • * 2013 , Lynetra T. Griffin, From Whence We Came (page 17)
  • While we shucked and silked the corn, we talked, sang old nursery rhymes






    (en adjective)
  • Resembling silk or some aspect of it.
  • Synonyms

    * silky