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sere

adjective \ ˈsir \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of sere

1 : being dried and withered
2 archaic : threadbare

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Examples of sere in a Sentence

  1. a sere region that can't support agriculture

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Origin and Etymology of sere

Middle English, from Old English sēar dry; akin to Old High German sōrēn to wither, Greek hauos dry, Lithuanian sausas

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sere

noun

Definition of sere

: a series of ecological communities formed in ecological succession

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Origin and Etymology of sere

Latin series series

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