Sericulture Ser"i*cul`ture, n. [See {Sericeous}, and {Culture}.] The raising of silkworms. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sericulture — Sericulture, or silk farming, is the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk.Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori is the most widely used and intensively studied. Confucious texts place the discovery …   Wikipedia

  • sericulture — [ser′ə kul΄chər] n. [Fr sériculture, contr. < sériciculture < L sericus (see SERGE) + Fr culture] the raising and keeping of silkworms for the production of raw silk sericultural adj. sericulturist n …   English World dictionary

  • sericulture — 1851, from Fr. sériciculture, from L. sericum (nom. serica) silk (see SERGE (Cf. serge)) + cultura (see CULTURE (Cf. culture)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sériculture — (entrée créée par le supplément) (sé ri kul tu r ) s. f. L élève des vers à soie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Le grec signifie, ver à soie, proprement l animal du pays des Sères. M. de Dumast et, après lui, MM., Luppi et Dupré de Loire ont condamné le mot… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sericulture — noun Etymology: Latin sericum silk + English culture Date: circa 1854 the production of raw silk by raising silkworms • sericultural adjective • sericulturist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sericulture — sericultural, adj. sericulturist, n. /ser i kul cheuhr/, n. the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk. [1850 55; < Gk sér silkworm + I + CULTURE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sericulture — noun the cultivation of silk …   Wiktionary

  • sericulture — ser·i·cul·ture || serɪ‚kÊŒltʃə(r) n. raising and breeding silkworms; production of raw silk by raising silkworms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sericulture — [ sɛrɪˌkʌltʃə] noun the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose. Derivatives sericultural adjective sericulturist noun Origin C19: abbrev. of Fr. sériciculture, from late L. sericum silk + Fr. culture cultivation …   English new terms dictionary

  • sericulture — seri·culture …   English syllables

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