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From Latin cēreus, from cēra (wax).



cereous (comparative more cereous, superlative most cereous)

  1. (obsolete) waxen; like wax
    • 1654, Edmund Gayton, Pleasant notes upon Don Quixot
      at night he [the bee] stores up his dayes gatherings, and what is worth his observation, goes into his cereous Tables, and what is not, pasles away at supper for Table-talke

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 cereous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)