Definition of Bombyx mori

1. Noun. Stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombyx Mori

Bombay trait
Bombayite
Bombayites
Bombays
Bomber Harris
Bombina
Bombina bombina
Bombs
Bombus
Bombycidae
Bombycilla
Bombycilla cedrorun
Bombycilla garrulus
Bombycillidae
Bombyliidae
Bombyx mori
Bon Gula
Bonacker
Bonackers
Bonaire
Bonaparte
Bonapartean
Bonapartism
Bonapartist
Bonapartists
Bonasa
Bonasa umbellus
Bonchrétien
Bonchrétiens
Bond

Literary usage of Bombyx mori

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1850)
"On the Pathology of the Silk-Worm (bombyx mori, L.). Examination of the Blood. By FE GUERIN-MENEVILLE. THE author has directed his attention to that most ..."

2. The Technical Testing of Yarns and Textile Fabrics: With Reference to by Jacob Herzfeld (1902)
"SILK FROM bombyx mori. This insect produces the most valuable silk and the greatest bulk of the so-called "true silks". The raw fibre is either white or ..."

3. Handbook of the Collection Illustrative of the Wild Silks of India: In the by Thomas Wardle (1881)
"1 and 2) is therefore named bombyx mori. It must not be inferred, however, that there is only one species, as is too generally thought. ..."

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