It is the conviction of the present writer that a nation called seres had no geographical existence.
Horace makes the seres expert in drawing the bow, a weapon in the use of which the Scythians were always famous.
Next Taanach put upon her a long robe made of the cloth of the country of seres, white and streaked with green lines.
He said the officer was the son of his landlord, who lived on an estate at the far end of the town on the seres Road.
They extended their empire even as far as the seres and Phryni.
Near this place was the station of those merchants who traded directly with the seres.
When they finally broke and fled up the seres Road, our airmen bombed them unmercifully.
The nation called seres has never had a specific existence under that name.
As early as the Augustan age the substantive seres appears by the side of the adjective Sericus.
The seres therefore were the hypothetical producers of the article that bore their name (seric).
Old English sear "dried up, withered, barren," from Proto-Germanic *sauzas (cf. Middle Low German sor, Dutch zoor), from PIE root *saus- "dry" (cf. Sanskrit susyati "dries, withers;" Old Persian uška- "dry" (adj.), "land" (n.); Avestan huška- "dry;" Latin sudus "dry"). A good word now relegated to bad poetry. Related to sear. Sere month was an old name for "August."
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax community. See more at succession.