- of or like silk; silky
- Bot. covered with fine, silky hairs
Origin of sericeousLate Latin sericeus from Classical Latin sericum, silken garment from sericus: see serge
Origin of sericeousLatin sēriceus silken alteration of sēricus ; see serge 1.
(comparative more sericeous, superlative most sericeous)
- Of or relating to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
- (botany) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface.
- a sericeous leaf
- (zoology) Having a silky lustre, usually due to fine, close hairs.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.