sericulture

noun
seri·​cul·​ture | \ ˈser-ə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce sericulture (audio) \

Definition of sericulture

: the production of raw silk by raising silkworms

Other Words from sericulture

sericultural \ ˌser-​ə-​ˈkəl-​chə-​rəl How to pronounce sericultural (audio) , -​ˈkəlch-​rəl \ adjective
sericulturist \ ˌser-​ə-​ˈkəl-​chə-​rist How to pronounce sericulturist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sericulture

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sericulture

Latin sericum silk + English culture

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Cite this Entry

“Sericulture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sericultural. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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