Silk"y (?), a. [Compar. Silkier (?); superl. Silkiest.]

1.

Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.

2.

Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.

3.

Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.

Silky oak Bot., a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber.

 

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