sericeous

[si-rish-uhs]
adjective
2.
covered with silky down, as a leaf.

Origin:
1770–80; < Latin sēriceus. See seric-, -eous

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sericeous (sɪˈrɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  covered with a layer of small silky hairs: a sericeous leaf
2.  silky
 
[C18: from Late Latin sēriceus silken, from Latin sēricus; see serge]

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The lower surface is grayish-green, sometimes becoming rusty with age, and densely sericeous.
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