- (obsolete) The time when there is no sap in the trees; the winter season.
- 1557 February 13, Thomas Tusser, A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie., London: […] Richard Tottel, OCLC 1049068421; republished London: Reprinted for Robert Triphook, […], and William Sancho, […], 1810, OCLC 7109675:
- From Maie til October leaue cropping, for why?
in wood sere, whatsoeuer thou croppest wil dy
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wood-sere in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)