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Wool vs. Silk

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Main Difference

The main difference between Wool and Silk is that the Wool is a natural fibre from the soft hair of sheep or other mammals and fine, lustrous, natural fiber produced by the larvae of various silk moths, especially the species Bombyx mori

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Wikipedia
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  • Wool (noun)

    The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.

  • Wool (noun)

    A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.

  • Wool (noun)

    Anything with a texture like that of wool.

  • Wool (noun)

    A leaves of certain trees, such as firs and pines.

  • Wool (noun)

    Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

  • Wool (noun)

    yarn (including that which is made from synthetic fibers.)

  • 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
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Wool (noun)

    The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; - chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.

  • Wool (noun)

    Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

  • Wool (noun)

    A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.

  • 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
  • Wool (noun)

    a fabric made from the hair of sheep

  • Wool (noun)

    fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

  • Wool (noun)

    outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

  • Silk (noun)

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

  • Silk (noun)

    fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

Princeton's WordNet

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