sere

You can describe something that is dried up, withered, or without moisture with the adjective sere. The desert climate, for example, is sere, as is your skin after a day in the wind.

Sere’s shriveled and withered meaning crops up in things like Shakespeare's Macbeth ("My way of life Is fall’n into the sere, the yellow leaf;" 5:III), or in archaic references to Sere-month (August), but it isn't frequently used in modern conversation. The variant spelling of sere is sear, which has other meanings that see more modern use.

Definitions of sere
  1. adjective
    (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    “the desert was edged with sere vegetation”
    synonyms: dried-up, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered
    dry
    free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
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