Definitions for sericulture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sericulture(noun)

    raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk

  2. sericulture(noun)

    the production of raw silk by raising silkworms

Wiktionary

  1. sericulture(Noun)

    the cultivation of silk

  2. Origin: sericious + culture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sericulture(noun)

    the raising of silkworms

Freebase

  1. Sericulture

    Sericulture, or silk farming, is the rearing of silkworms for the production of silk. Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori is the most widely used and intensively studied. According to Confucian texts, the discovery of silk production B. mori dates to about 2700 BCE, although archaeological records point to silk cultivation as early as the Yangshao period. About the first half of the 1st century CE it had reached ancient Khotan, and by CE 140 the practice had been established in India. Later it was introduced to Europe, the Mediterranean and other Asiatic countries. Sericulture has become one of the most important cottage industries in a number of countries like China, Japan, India, Korea, Brazil, Russia, Italy and France. Today, China and India are the two main producers, together manufacturing more than 60% of the world production each year.

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