Translation of silkworm in Spanish:

silkworm

gusano de seda, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪlkˌwərm//ˈsɪlkwəːm/

noun

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    gusano de seda masculine
    • Although this order represents an extremely diverse and economically important group of insects, mapping studies have been conducted only in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.
    • As is well known, the silkworm, Bombyx mori, is reared for the production of silk and its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves.
    • The silkworm is a lepidopteran insect with a long history of significant agricultural value.
    • The domesticated silkworm is one of a few lepidopteran species that have been used for genetic analysis.
    • Silk is a continuous protein filament spun by the silkworm to form its cocoon.