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sericeous

[ si-rish-uhs ]
/ sɪˈrɪʃ əs /
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adjective
covered with silky down, as a leaf.
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Origin of sericeous

From the Latin word sēriceus, dating back to 1770–80. See seric-, -eous
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British Dictionary definitions for sericeous

sericeous
/ (sɪˈrɪʃəs) /

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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