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 for sere
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 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.
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           I have lived long enough; my way of life
           Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sere \Sere\, a.
     Dry; withered. Same as Sear.
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           But with its sound it shook the sails
           That were so thin and sere.              --Coleridge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sere \Sere\, n. [F. serre.]
     Claw; talon. [Obs.] --Chapman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sere
      adj 1: (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, sere,
             sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "sere":
     adust, arid, atrophied, baked, bare, bone-dry, brittle, burnt,
     corky, deep-worn, dehydrated, desiccated, dog-eared, dried,
     dried-up, droughty, dry, emaciated, evaporated, exsiccated,
     moistureless, mummified, papery, parched, parchmenty, scorched,
     sear, seared, shelfworn, shopworn, shriveled, shrunken, sun-dried,
     sunbaked, thirsty, threadbare, timeworn, unwatered, wasted,
     waterless, weazened, well-worn, wilted, wind-dried, withered,
     wizened, worn, worn ragged, worn to rags, worn to threads,
     worn-down, wrinkled
  
  

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