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The dict-ified word of the day is sere

| source : web1913 | Sear \Sear\, Sere \Sere\ (s[=e]r), a. [OE. seer, AS. se['a]r (assumed) fr. se['a]rian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor[=e]n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. [,c]ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. [root]152. Cf. {Austere}, {Sorrel}, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves. --Milton. I have lived long enough; my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. --Shak. | source : web1913 | Sere \Sere\, a. Dry; withered. Same as {Sear}. But with its sound it shook the sails That were so thin and sere. --Coleridge. | source : web1913 | Sere \Sere\, n. [F. serre.] Claw; talon. [Obs.] --Chapman. | source : wn | sere adj : (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines" [syn: {dried-up}, {sear}, {shriveled}, {shrivelled}, {withered}]

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