cereal

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English[edit]

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Wheat, a cereal (1).

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 (countable and 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?
    Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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cereal m (plural cereals)

  1. cereal (type of grass cultivated for edible grains)
    • 2008, Miquel Pujol i Palol, Les plantes cultivades. 1. Cereals (in Catalan), →ISBN, page 24:
      Tant a Catalunya com a Espanya la importància del cultiu dels cereals ha anat augmentant en els darrers 40 anys.
      In Catalonia as well as in Spain, the importance of cereal crops has been increasing in the past 40 years.
  2. (uncountable) cereal (the grains of such plants)
  3. (in the plural) breakfast cereal (food processed from grains and eaten with milk)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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cereal m (plural cereales)

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

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