searce

noun
\ ˈsərs\
variants: or less commonly search \ -​rch \
plural searces also searches

Definition of searce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: a fine sieve : strainer
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of searce (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: sift, bolt

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History and Etymology for searce

Noun

Middle English saarce, sarche, from Middle French saas small sieve made of horsehair or bristles, from Medieval Latin setaceum, from Latin seta, saeta bristle

Transitive verb

Middle English sarcen, from saarce, sarche, noun

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