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Polyester vs. Silk

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Polyesternoun

Any polymer whose monomers are linked together by ester bonds

Silknoun

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

‘The silk thread was barely visible.’;

Polyesternoun

A material or fabric made from polyester polymer

Silknoun

A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.

Polyesteradjective

Of, or consisting of polyesters

Silknoun

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

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Polyesternoun

any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant

Silknoun

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

Polyesternoun

a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer

Silknoun

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

Polyesternoun

any of a large class of synthetic fabrics

Silknoun

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

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Polyesternoun

a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

Silknoun

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

Polyesternoun

a fabric made from polyester fibre

‘dresses in printed polyesters’; ‘swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk’;

Silkverb

(transitive) To remove the silk from (corn).

Polyester

Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in every repeat unit of their main chain. As a specific material, it most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Silknoun

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.

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Silknoun

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

Silknoun

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

Silknoun

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

Silknoun

fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.

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