Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value.
[Written also chequin, and zequin.]
(Se*quoi"a) n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee
alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana,
syn. S. gigantea, the "big tree" of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain
an immense height.
(Se*quoi"ëne) n. (Chem.) A hydrocarbon (C13H10) obtained in white fluorescent crystals, in
the distillation products of the needles of the California "big tree"
(Se*ragl"io) n. [It. serraglio, originally, an inclosure of palisades, afterwards also, a palace,
seraglio (by confusion with Per. seraïa a palace, an entirely different word), fr. serrare to shut, fr. LL.
serra a bar for fastening doors, L. sera. See Serry, Series.]
1. An inclosure; a place of separation. [Obs.]
I went to the Ghetto, where the Jews dwell as in a suburb, by themselves. I passed by the piazza Judea,
where their seraglio begins.Evelyn.
2. The palace of the Grand Seignior, or Turkish sultan, at Constantinople, inhabited by the sultan himself,
and all the officers and dependents of his court. In it are also kept the females of the harem.
3. A harem; a place for keeping wives or concubines; sometimes, loosely, a place of licentious pleasure; a
house of debauchery.
(||Se*ra"i) n. [Per. seraï, or saraï, a palace, a king's court, a seraglio, an inn. Cf. Caravansary.]
A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest
(Ser`al*bu"men) n. (Physiol. CHem.) Serum albumin.
(||Se*rang") n. [Per. sarhang a commander.] The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew.
(||Se*ra"pe) n. [Sp. Amer. sarape.] A blanket or shawl worn as an outer garment by the Spanish
Americans, as in Mexico.
(Ser"aph) n.; pl. E. Seraphs Heb. Seraphim [Heb. seraphim, pl.] One of an order of celestial
beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as
one of a class of angels. Isa. vi. 2.
As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns,Pope. Seraph moth (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of geometrid moths of the genus Lobophora, having
the hind wings deeply bilobed, so that they seem to have six wings.
As the rapt seraph that adores and burns.