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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filature  \Fil"a*ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [LL.  filatura,  fr  filare  to 
  spin:  cf  F.  filature.  See  {Filatory}.] 
  1.  A  drawing  out  into  threads;  hence  the  reeling  of  silk 
  from  cocoons.  --Ure. 
 
  2.  A  reel  for  drawing  off  silk  from  cocoons;  also  an 
  establishment  for  reeling  silk. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filature 
  n  :  a  reel  used  in  spinning  silk  into  thread 




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