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sericulture

[ser-i-kuhl-cher] /ˈsɛr ɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek sḗr silkworm + -i- + culture
Related forms
sericultural, adjective
sericulturist, noun
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sericulture

/ˈsɛrɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk
Derived Forms
sericultural, adjective
sericulturist, noun
Word Origin
C19: via French; seri- from Latin sēricum silk, from Greek sērikos silken, from sēr a silkworm
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Word Origin and History for sericulturist

sericulture

n.

"breeding, rearing and treatment of silkworms, 1839, from French sériciculture (19c.), from Latin sericum (nominative serica) "silk" (see serge) + cultura (see culture (n.)).

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