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Nylon vs. Silk

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Main Difference

The main difference between Nylon and Silk is that the Nylon is a family of synthetic polymers originally developed as textile fibers and fine, lustrous, natural fiber produced by the larvae of various silk moths, especially the species Bombyx mori.

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Wikipedia
  • Nylon (noun)

    Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.

  • Nylon (noun)

    A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.

    "They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons."

  • Silk (noun)

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

    "The silk thread was barely visible."

  • Silk (noun)

    A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.

  • Silk (noun)

    Anything which resembles silk, such as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.

  • Silk (noun)

    The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.

  • Silk (noun)

    A Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.

  • Silk (noun)

    A pair of long silk sheets suspended in the air on which a performer performs tricks.

  • Silk (noun)

    The garments worn by a jockey displaying the colors of the horse's owner.

  • Silk (verb)

    To remove the silk from (corn).

Wiktionary
  • Nylon (noun)

    Any of several thermoplastic polyamide plastics, comprising a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials, used mostly in fibers.

  • Nylon (noun)

    A synthetic fabric consisting of fibers of nylon[wn1].

  • Nylon (noun)

    Stockings made of a thin form of nylon{2}, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.

  • Silk (noun)

    The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvæ of Bombyx mori.

  • Silk (noun)

    Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material.

  • Silk (noun)

    That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.

Webster Dictionary
  • Nylon (noun)

    a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials

  • Nylon (noun)

    a synthetic fabric

  • Silk (noun)

    a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

  • Silk (noun)

    fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

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