Sericeous

Se*ri"ceous

(?), a. [L. sericus silken, sericum Seric stuff, silk, fr. Sericus belonging to the Seres, Gr. , a people of Eastern Asia, the modern Chinese, celebrated for their silken fabrics. Cf. Silk, Serge a woolen stuff.] 1. Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
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2. (Bot.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.
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3. (Zol.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.
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