sericulture

play
noun seri·cul·ture \ˈser-ə-ˌkəl-chər\

Definition of sericulture

  1. :  the production of raw silk by raising silkworms

sericultural

play \-ˈkəl-chə-rəl, -ˈkəlch-rəl\ adjective

sericulturist

play \-rist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sericulture

Latin sericum silk + English culture


First Known Use: 1840


Learn More about sericulture


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sericulture? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!