sere [sear] adj

OE; see sear, adj.

  1. Dry; clear; not cloudy; without rain.
  2. Brown; without moisture; no longer green; lifeless after being cut back.
  3. Withered; parched; shriveled; dried out; [fig.] boring; dull; drab; tedious; tiresome; not interesting.
  4. Burning; cauterizing; scorching; high in temperature and low in humidity.

sere n

see sear, adj. and see sere, adj.

  1. Dry leaves; fallen tree needles; [word play on “dry goods”] fabric; material; textile; woven cloth.