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sericulture (n.)

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

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Definitions of sericulture

sericulture (n.)
raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk;
sericulture (n.)
the production of raw silk by raising silkworms;
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