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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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine. [1913 Webster] 3. Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous. [1913 Webster] Silky oak (Bot.), a lofty Australian tree (Grevillea robusta) with silky tomentose lobed or incised leaves. It furnishes a valuable timber. [1913 Webster]