Meaning of sericulture in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛrɪˌkʌltʃə/

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mass noun
  • The production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘There were also exhibits on agriculture, sericulture, electronics, space, and marine engineering, to mention a few.’
    • ‘The aim is to show the children the villagers' lives, and get them to learn about sericulture, agriculture, and the village markets.’
    • ‘A few women expressed willingness to train in sericulture and sought the help of the Sericulture Department to market the cocoons.’
    • ‘He also introduced sericulture to Mysore and mulberry cultivation was started in 21 locations in the state.’
    • ‘‘Such events generate great interest in students on the huge returns in store for them, besides encouraging the undergraduates to take up sericulture, which has a huge untapped potential,’ a research scholar explained.’
    • ‘Across the Atlantic, sericulture got its first push in 1609 when James I of England encouraged the production of silk (and discouraged the growing of tobacco) so he could fill English looms.’
    • ‘In its native land it functioned as currency for buying expensive things as well as government offices, and as early as the second millennium B.C. there was a goddess of sericulture.’
    • ‘With food supplies guaranteed by imports from upriver, Pearl River delta farmers turned first to fruit and then to sericulture.’
    • ‘A few large specimens of Morus alba were perhaps reminders of a failed 19th century attempt at sericulture at this site.’
    • ‘He said she failed to make much headway in sericulture because the department was neglected over the years.’
    • ‘For sericulture to flourish in the State, it was about time that its promotion started at the grassroot level.’


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