sericeous

[ si-rish-uhs ]
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adjective
  1. covered with silky down, as a leaf.

Origin of sericeous

1
From the Latin word sēriceus, dating back to 1770–80. See seric-, -eous

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sericeous

/ (sɪˈrɪʃəs) /


adjectivebotany
  1. covered with a layer of small silky hairs: a sericeous leaf

  2. silky

Origin of sericeous

1
C18: from Late Latin sēriceus silken, from Latin sēricus; see serge

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