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sere 1also sear (sîr)
Withered; dry: sere vegetation at the edge of the desert.
[Middle English, from Old English sēar.]
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax.
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archaic dried up or withered
a rare spelling of sear11
[Old English sēar; see sear1]
(Environmental Science) the series of changes occurring in the ecological succession of a particular community
[C20: from series]
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[before 900; Old English sēar, c. Middle Low German sōr]
a stage in an ecological succession of plant communities.
[1915–20; extracted from series, or < Latin serere to join in a series]
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Past participle: sered
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|Adj.||1.||sere - (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"|
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
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