sericate

[ ser-i-kit, -keyt ]
/ ˈsɛr ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt /

adjective

sericeous; silky.

QUIZZES

Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of sericate

First recorded in 1615–25, sericate is from the Latin word sēricātus dressed in silk. See seric-, -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020