Definition of Silkwood

1. Noun. A fast-growing tropical American evergreen having white flowers and white fleshy edible fruit; bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and wood is valuable for staves.

Exact synonyms: Calabur Tree, Calabura, Jamaican Cherry, Muntingia Calabura, Silk Wood
Group relationships: Genus Muntingia, Muntingia
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silkwood

silkolines
silks
silkscreen
silkscreened
silkscreening
silkscreens
silktail
silktails
silkware
silkwares
silkwear
silkweed
silkweeds
silkwoman
silkwomen
silkwood (current term)
silkworm
silkworm moth
silkworm seed
silkworms
silky
silky anteater
silky cornel
silky dogwood
silky elm
silky oak
silky pocket mouse
silky tamarin
silky terrier
silky willow

Literary usage of Silkwood

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1. Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme by Illinois Supreme Court (1886)
"652, executed to said silkwood said note, to secure the payment of said sum of $500 loaned by said silkwood, as above stated ..."

2. Border Wars of Texas: Being an Authentic and Popular Account, in by James T. De Shields (1912)
"Rattan was killed; bub Webb and silkwood, after killing one of the Indians, escaped to the fort. One of the single men now went out, and soon met the; ..."

3. Federal Regulation of State & Local Governments: The Mixed Record of the 1980S. by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"."14° To a considerable extent, the English decision followed the logic espoused in two earlier cases of nuclear-related litigation: silkwood v. ..."

4. Sixty Years in Texas by George Jackson (1908)
"Webb and silkwood killed one Indian and escaped to reach the Fort. The snow was six inches deep. ... silkwood, from the exposure endured, sickened and died. ..."

5. History of Dallas County, Texas: From 1837 to 1887 by John Henry Brown (1887)
"Webb and silkwood killed one Indian and escaped to reach the Fort. The snow was six inches deep. ... silkwood, from the exposure endured, sickened and died. ..."

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