sericeous

[si-rish-uh s]

adjective

covered with silky down, as a leaf.

Origin of sericeous

From the Latin word sēriceus, dating back to 1770–80. See seric-, -eous
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Related Words for sericeous

silken, lustrous, sleek, smooth

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British Dictionary definitions for sericeous

sericeous

adjective botany

covered with a layer of small silky hairsa sericeous leaf
silky

Word Origin for sericeous

C18: from Late Latin sēriceus silken, from Latin sēricus; see serge
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