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.
Generic synonyms: Bombycid, Bombycid Moth, Silkworm Moth
Group relationships: Bombyx, Genus Bombyx
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombyx Mori
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. ..."