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.]


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. Zool.

Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.


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