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sericeous

[si-rish-uh s] /sɪˈrɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
2.
covered with silky down, as a leaf.
Origin of sericeous
1770-1780
From the Latin word sēriceus, dating back to 1770-80. See seric-, -eous
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sericeous

/sɪˈrɪʃəs/
adjective (botany)
1.
covered with a layer of small silky hairs: a sericeous leaf
2.
silky
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin sēriceus silken, from Latin sēricus; see serge
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