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sericulture

[ ser-i-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈsɛr ɪˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun

the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk.

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Origin of sericulture

1850–55; <Greek sḗr silkworm + -i- + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM sericulture

ser·i·cul·tur·al, adjectiveser·i·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sericulture

sericulture
/ (ˈsɛrɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk

Derived forms of sericulture

sericultural, adjectivesericulturist, noun

Word Origin for sericulture

C19: via French; seri- from Latin sēricum silk, from Greek sērikos silken, from sēr a silkworm
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