- the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk.
Origin of sericulture
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Examples from the Web for sericulture
In the matter of minor industries, sericulture holds a first rank.Explorations in Australia
By these means it is intended to encourage agriculture and sericulture in the empire.Intimate China
Mrs. Archibald Little
Mulberries, as has been remarked in regard to sericulture, are plentifully grown.Kashmir
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
Some farmers had made money in sericulture too quickly for it to do them good.
I was told that "the technics of sericulture are sure to improve."
- the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk
C19: via French; seri- from Latin sēricum silk, from Greek sērikos silken, from sēr a silkworm
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Word Origin and History for sericulture
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