Virginia silk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Virginia silk (Bot) a climbing plant (Periploca Græca) of the Milkweed family, having a silky tuft on the seeds. It is native in Southern Europe.
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Usage

In literature:

Bob Wade still devoted himself to Virginia, who was like a fairy in her fine pink silk dress.
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
Even the traditional compliment of the king's wearing a robe of Virginia silk appears to be unfounded.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Traditions say that Charles wore a robe of Virginia silk at his coronation.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
Accordingly, a new effort was made in 1620 to secure raw silk from Virginia.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
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In news:

Carrying Bullfield's famed orange silks, Planet won at a variety of distances in Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana.
This hand-embroidered cotton-and-silk voile top by Virginia-based designer Jules Reid ($295).
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