[OE. seer, AS. sear (assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/n to to wither, Gr. a\"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. /ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. Ãƒ152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.