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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sericulturenoun

    raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk

  2. sericulturenoun

    the production of raw silk by raising silkworms

Wiktionary

  1. sericulturenoun

    the cultivation of silk

  2. Etymology: sericious + culture

Wikipedia

  1. Sericulture

    Sericulture, or silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk. Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori (the caterpillar of the domestic silkmoth) is the most widely used and intensively studied silkworm. Silk was believed to have first been produced in China as early as the Neolithic Period. Sericulture has become an important cottage industry in countries such as Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Today, China and India are the two main producers, with more than 60% of the world's annual production.

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  1. sericulture

    Sericulture, also known as silk farming, is the controlled cultivation or rearing of silkworms for the purpose of producing silk. This usually involves the process of cultivating mulberry trees, upon which the silkworms feed, as well as harvesting and processing the cocoons spun by the silkworms to extract the silk thread.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sericulturenoun

    the raising of silkworms

  2. Etymology: [See Sericeous, and Culture.]

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sericulture

    The rearing of silkworms for obtaining silk is called sericulture


    Submitted by anonymous on April 26, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sericulture in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sericulture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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