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sericeous

[si-rish-uh s]
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adjective
  1. silky.
  2. 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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Related Words

silkenlustroussleeksmoothsericeous

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Historical Examples

  • Sericeous: silky: clothed with very dense minute hair which gives a silky lustre.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for sericeous

sericeous

adjective botany
  1. covered with a layer of small silky hairsa sericeous leaf
  2. silky
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Word Origin

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