cereal

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Wheat, a cereal (1).

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From French céréale (having to do with cereal), from Latin Cerealis (of or relating to Ceres), from Ceres (Roman goddess of agriculture), from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (grow), from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin crēscō (grow) (English crescent).

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cereal (usually uncountable, plural cereals)

  1. (countable) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.
  2. (uncountable) The grains of such a grass.
  3. (uncountable) Breakfast cereal.
    Would you like some cereal?
  4. (countable) A particular type of breakfast cereal.
    Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Cereālis (relating to Ceres), from Cerēs (goddess of agriculture).

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cereal m (plural cereais)

  1. cereal (type of grass cultivated for edible grains)
  2. (uncountable) cereal (the grains of such plants)
  3. breakfast cereal (food processed from grains and eaten with milk)

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cereal m (plural cereales)

  1. cereal