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Definitions of SERIAN
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s[=e]'ri-an, adj. Chinese--also SER'IC.--ns. SER'ICA, a genus of melolonthine beetles; SERIC[=A]'RIA, a genus of bombycid moths, containing the mulberry silkworm.--adjs. SER'ICATE, -D, silky, covered with silky down; SERICEOUS (s[=e]rish'i-us), pertaining to, or consisting of, silk: (bot.) covered with soft silky hairs, as a leaf.--n.pl. SERIC'IDES, a section of melolonthine beetles.--ns. SER'ICIN, the gelatinous substance of silk; SER'ICITE, a variety of potash mica.--adj. SERICIT'IC.--ns. SERICOCAR'PUS, a genus of composite plants of the United States; SERICOS'T[=O]MA, the typical genus of caddis-flies; SERICT[=E]'RIUM, a spinning gland; SER'ICULTURE, the breeding of silkworms--also SER'ICICULTURE; SERICUL'TURIST. [Gr. S[=e]res, the Seres, an Asiatic people who supplied the Greeks and Romans with their silk.]
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