sericultural

sericulture

[ser-i-kuhl-cher]
noun
the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk.

Origin:
1850–55; < Greek sḗr silkworm + -i- + culture

sericultural, adjective
sericulturist, noun
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sericulture (ˈsɛrɪˌkʌltʃə)
 
n
the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk
 
[C19: via French; seri- from Latin sēricum silk, from Greek sērikos silken, from sēr a silkworm]
 
seri'cultural
 
adj
 
seri'culturist
 
n

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sericulture
1851, from Fr. sériciculture, from L. sericum (nom. serica) "silk" (see serge) + cultura (see culture).
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