1. [syn: downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sericeous \Se*ri"ceous\, a. [L. sericus silken, sericum Seric
stuff, silk, fr. Sericus belonging to the Seres, Gr. ???, a
people of Eastern Asia, the modern Chinese, celebrated for
their silken fabrics. Cf. Silk, Serge a woolen stuff.]
1. Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
2. (Bot.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the
surface; as, a sericeous leaf.
3. (Zool.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed
seeds" [syn: downy, pubescent, puberulent,