Meaning of whole silk in English:

whole silk


  • Fabric consisting entirely of silk; a type or piece of this; compare half-.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Chandler (b. c1625). After post-classical Latin holoserica garment made entirely of silk, use as noun of feminine of holosericus made entirely of silk from Hellenistic Greek ὁλοσηρικός of silk from ancient Greek ὅλος whole + Hellenistic Greek σηρικός of silk.