from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Withered; dry: sere vegetation at the edge of the desert.
- n. The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without moisture.
- n. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.
- n. claw; talon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dry; withered. Same as sear.
- n. Claw; talon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See sear.
- Separate; several; many.
- Safe; secure.
- n. A claw or talon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
Middle English, from Old English sēar.
From series.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English seer(e), from Old English sēar. (Wiktionary)
French serre (Wiktionary)