sericeous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sericeous covered with fine soft hairs or down "downy milkweed seeds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sericeous (Bot) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.
    • Sericeous (Zoöl) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.
    • Sericeous Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sericeous Containing, pertaining to, or consisting of silk; having the character of silk; silky.
    • sericeous Resembling silk; silky or satiny in appearance; smooth, soft, and shiny, as the plumage of a bird, the surface of an insect, etc.
    • sericeous In botany, silky; covered with soft shining hairs pressed close to the surface: as, a sericeous leaf.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sericeous (sērish′i-us) pertaining to, or consisting of, silk
    • Sericeous (bot.) covered with soft silky hairs, as a leaf
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Sēres, the Seres, an Asiatic people who supplied the Greeks and Romans with their silk.

Usage


In news:

RICK MACWILLIAM / POSTMEDIA NEWS SERICE ARCHIVES Enlarge Image.
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In science:

The Seric function is also popular for fitting surface brightness profiles (Graham & Driver 2005), although not currently supported by this package, any fitting function is easy to add to the reduction routines as the core search routine is a grid search χ2 minimization technique.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
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