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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsilkwormsilk‧worm /ˈsɪlkwɜːm $ -wɜːrm/ noun [countable]  HBIa type of caterpillar which produces silk thread
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silkwormIn one, a woman harvests silkworms from mulberry leaves in preparation for processing at a nearby mill.King James offered financial rewards to persuade people to plant mulberries to feed his imported silkworms.And the lady dressed by the silkworm was probably oblivious to everything.
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