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- n. the cultivation of silk
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The raising of silkworms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sericiculture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
- n. the production of raw silk by raising silkworms
Romans called the land beyond the Ganges 'Seres' that later the name sericulture became the term applied to silk-raising. "
The 5,000-year-old process, known as sericulture, provides over 300,000 tonnes of silk per year to the commodity textile and medical suture industries.
Vocabulary enriching lyric: "sericulture" The cultivation of silkworms for silk
For thousands of years, the secrets of silkworm rearing (called "sericulture") were closely guarded in China.
Prior to its transformation into a haven for art and history lovers, the mill provided jobs for countless young women - revolutionary in a traditional rural environment -- during Lebanon's sericulture Golden Age (1840-1912).
From then on, sericulture (silkworm breeding) developed in the Byzantine Empire, especially in Syria and Lebanon, where mulberry trees (the golden tree) were grown and the silk worm was farmed.
In the 19th century, Lebanon's reputation for sericulture grew thanks to the know-how developed in partnership with the silk weavers of Lyon, on the other side of the Mediterranean.
The new issue of Smithsonian has an interesting short article about traditional sericulture, AKA silkworm farming, in the 16th century.
Agriculture and allied fields like horticulture, forestry, animal husbandry, fisheries and sericulture constitute the most important sectors of the economy of the State as they provide livelihood to majority of its population.
He said that industrialization in the targeted sectors of agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, floriculture, food processing, information technology should be our goal.