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Re: Silk and Silkworm  •  April 18, 2004, 2:19pm  •  0 vote

Yes, in this case the cloth was known first. English 'silk' is from Latin 'serica', which is an adjective of the country it came from: Chinese cloth. Only in the Byzantine period were the mulbery bush