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Meaning of SERICEOUS

Pronunciation:  si'rishus

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.