1. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. claw; talon


  1. Without moisture.
    1867 CE: Henry Lonsdale, The worthies of Cumberland
    • 1he recitation of Border Minstrelsy, or a well-sung ballad, served to revive the sere and yellow leaf of age by their refreshing memories of the pleasurable past.

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