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ailanthus silkworm

Definition of the noun ailanthus silkworm

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noun

  1. large green silkworm of the cynthia moth

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1893)

" The Ailanthus silkworm has been successfully introduced into England, Europe, Australia, etc., but it may be said, that interest in the ATTACUS CYNTHIA.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1883)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

Ailanthus silkworm, indigenous to temperate China, and lives ...

Google previewSpons' Encyclopaedia of the Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Raw Commercial Products (1882)

by Edward Spon, Francis N. Spon

The so-called “Ailanthus silkworm” of Europe—the result of a fertile hybrid between the Chinese and the Bengal species—was produced some years ago in France, whence it was introduced into various parts of the world. A. Canningi, in the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1884)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement

Morris of $altimore, after careful experiments with the ailanthus silkworm, believes that it will furnish silk at not one quarter the cost of that from ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The ailanthus silkworm of Europe is a hybrid between A. cynthia and A. ricini, first obtained by Guérin Méneville, and now spread through many silk-growing regions. These are only a few of the moths from which silks of various usefulness can ...

Google previewThe Standard Dictionary of Facts (1922)

History, Language, Literature, Biography, Geography, Travel, Art, Government, Politics, Industry, Invention, Commerce, Science, Education, Natural History, Statistics and Miscellany : a Practical Handbook of Ready Reference Based Upon Everyday Needs

Philosamia cynthia, the Ailanthus silkworm of China and north Asia, manufactures a gray cocoon, from which the Chinese manufacture a silk recognized by its soft texture. From the cocoon of the Indian or "tussur moth," the natives manufacture ...

Google previewTHE STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FACTS: A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF READY REFERENCE BASED UPON EVERYDAY NEEDS (1922)

Philosamia cynthia, the Ailanthus silkworm of China and north Asia, manufactures a gray cocoon, from which the Chinese manufacture a silk recognized by its soft texture. From the cocoon of the Indian or "tussur moth," the natives manufacture ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

AILANTHUS SILKWORM, a Chinese moth which feeds on the leaves of the ailanthus tree. AILANTUS, a genus of trees of the family Simaruba- cece, natives of southeastern Asia. The best known species is A. glandulosa, the " tree of ...

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