Definition of sericulture in English:

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sericulture

Pronunciation: /ˈserəˌkəlCHər/

noun

The production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose.
Example sentences
  • The original focus industries were pottery, sericulture, carpentry, textiles, coconut fiber, and woven mats.
  • Dyed silk was purchased from Arab and Indian traders until sericulture was introduced on the island in the early nineteenth century.
  • As for the development of agriculture and sericulture by the establishment of state institutions to promote the diffusion of the best available techniques, such policies had a longer history in China than in the West.

Derivatives

sericultural

Pronunciation: /ˌserəˈkəlCH(ə)rəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Vicenza (near Venice) was one of the oldest sericultural areas in the North, but in the sixteenth century sericiculture spread throughout the whole Veneto.
  • Sericultural research began in 1946 when the Taiwan Sericultural Improvement Station (TSIS) was established.
  • During the seventeenth century, Jiaxing became a major sericultural area producing high value silk, and today this region remains one of China's most important sericulture areas.

sericulturist

Pronunciation: /ˌserəˈkəl(t)SH(ə)rəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Help comes from various quarters for sericulturists of Kuppam.
  • In the current year the sericulturists of the region are going to produce 2800 tons of ‘silver string’.

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation of French sériciculture, from late Latin sericum 'silk' + French culture 'cultivation'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ser·i·cul·ture

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