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Meaning of SERICEOUS

Pronunciation:  si'rishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (biology) covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
 

SERICEOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: downy, hairy, hirsute, puberulent, pubescent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se*ri"ceous\, a. [L. sericus silken, sericum Seric
stuff, silk, fr. Sericus belonging to the Seres, Gr. ???, a
people of Eastern Asia, the modern Chinese, celebrated for
their silken fabrics. Cf. {Silk}, {Serge} a woolen stuff.]
1. Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.

2. (Bot.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the
   surface; as, a sericeous leaf.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine,
   close hairs.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Silky; covered with silky hairs.
 

 

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