sericeous


se·ri·ceous

adjective \sə-ˈri-shəs\

Definition of SERICEOUS

:  covered with fine silky hair <sericeous leaf>

Origin of SERICEOUS

Late Latin sericeus silken, from Latin sericum silk garment, silk, from neuter of sericus silken, from Greek sērikos, from Sēres, an eastern Asian people, probably the Chinese
First Known Use: circa 1777

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