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 for silky
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silky \Silk"y\, a. [Compar. Silkier; superl. Silkiest.]
     1. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk;
        silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.
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     2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.
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     3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a
        leaf; sericeous.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light;
             "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek
             black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike
             fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: satiny,
             sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "silky":
     attenuate, attenuated, buffed, burnished, capillary, cirrose,
     cirrous, cottony, dainty, deferential, delicate, disarming, downy,
     fibered, fibroid, fibrous, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, fine-grained,
     finespun, finished, flagelliform, flossy, fluffy, funicular,
     furbished, fuzzy, gauzy, glace, glassy, glazed, gleaming, glossy,
     gossamer, gossamery, hairlike, hairy, insinuating, insinuative,
     lacquered, ligamental, lustrous, plush, plushy, polished,
     pubescent, refined, ropy, rubbed, saccharine, satin, satinlike,
     satiny, sericeous, shellacked, shiny, silken, silklike, sleek,
     slick, smooth, soft, soft as silk, stringy, taeniate, taeniform,
     thin-spun, threadlike, thready, varnished, velutinous, velvetlike,
     velvety, wiredrawn, wiry

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