adjective \ˈsir\

Definition of SERE

:  being dried and withered
archaic :  threadbare

Variants of SERE

sere also sear \ˈsir\

Examples of SERE

  1. <a sere region that can't support agriculture>

Origin of SERE

Middle English, from Old English sēar dry; akin to Old High German sōrēn to wither, Greek hauos dry, Lithuanian sausas
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of SERE

:  a series of ecological communities formed in ecological succession

Origin of SERE

Latin series series
First Known Use: 1916

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, symbiosis, taiga, tundra


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