Etymology
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sericulture (n.)

"the breeding, rearing and treatment of silkworms," 1839, from French sériciculture (19c.), from Latin sericum (nominative serica) "silk" (see serge). For second element, see culture (n.). Also used in the classically correct form sericiculture. Related: Sericultural; sericulturalist.

updated on May 23, 2022

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