sere1

[seer] /sɪər/
adjective
1.
dry; withered.
Also, sear.
Origin
before 900; Middle English seer(e), Old English sēar; see sear1
Synonyms
arid, parched, desiccated, wizened.

sere2

[seer] /sɪər/
noun
1.
the series of stages in an ecological succession.
Origin
1915–20; back formation from series
Example Sentences for sere
It is something from the sere and yellow of a period much older than the present.
The millions that around us are rushing into life cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests.
We picked up speed and hauled through sere yellow farmland.
British Dictionary definitions for sere
sere or sear1 (sɪə)
 
adj
1.  archaic dried up or withered
 
vb, —n
2.  a rare spelling of sear
 
[Old English sēar; see sear1]
 
sear or sear1
 
adj
 
vb, —n
 
[Old English sēar; see sear1]

sere2 (sɪə)
 
n
the series of changes occurring in the ecological succession of a particular community
 
[C20: from series]

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Word Origin and History for sere
sere
O.E. sear "dried up, withered," from P.Gmc. *sauzas (cf. M.L.G. sor, Du. zoor), from PIE base *saus- (cf. Skt. susyati "dries, withers;" O.Pers. uka- "dry" (adj.), "land" (n.); Avestan huka- "dry;" L. sudus "dry"). A good word now relegated to bad poetry. Related to sear. Sere month was an old name for "August."
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sere in Science
sere
  (sîr)   
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax community. See more at succession.
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Related Abbreviations for sere

SERE

survival, evasion, resistance, escape
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