Floss-Silk, An embroidery-thread, made of silk fiber from the finest part of the cocoon, carded and spun, but not twisted, so as to be soft and downy in its surface while retaining a high luster; very similar to filoselle, which often replaces it. Floss-silk is also the name given to the portions of raveled silk broken off in the filature of the cocoons, which is carded like cotton or wool, and spun into a soft coarse yarn or thread for making bands, shawls, sacks, and other common silk fabrics.