ADJ. heavy | delicate, fine, thin | soft | pure | artificial | bright the bright silks of saris | rich a drawing room decorated in rich blue and purple silks | faded | watered | raw | Chinese, Thai, etc.
VERB + SILK produce fine silks produced in Italy | spin, weave | be lined with, be trimmed with
SILK + NOUN industry, mill
PREP. in ~ (= wearing clothes made of silk) ladies in silks and satins | of ~ an evening dress of pure white silk