Definition of Sericeous

1. Adjective. Covered with fine soft hairs or down. "Downy milkweed seeds"

Exact synonyms: Downy, Puberulent, Pubescent
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute
Derivative terms: Down, Downiness



Definition of Sericeous

1. a. Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.

Definition of Sericeous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to silk; consisting of silk; silky. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface. ¹

3. Adjective. (zoology) Having a silky lustre, usually due to fine, close hairs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sericeous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Sericeous

1. Silky, covered with silky hairs. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sericeous

serializes
serializing
serially
serials
seriate
seriated
seriately
seriates
seriatim
seriating
seriation
seriations
seriatum
seric
sericea lespedeza
sericeous (current term)
sericin
sericins
sericious
sericite
sericites
sericitization
sericitizations
sericon
sericons
sericteria
sericterium
serictery
sericultural
sericulture

Literary usage of Sericeous

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1. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1863)
"Wings sericeous, with numerous little transverse brown streaks. Fore wings somewhat rounded at the tips, with a triangular blackish patch near the tip ..."

2. Entomologia Edinensis: Or A Description and History of the Insects Found in by James Wilson, James Duncan (1834)
"... which arc slightly sericeous ; the terminal joint ia rough, with tubercles on the sides, and the tip armed with two small ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1883)
"First joint of hind tarsi with four and a rudimentary fifth, second with three oblique ridges. Black, with sericeous pubescence; head, ..."

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