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Ceres

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noun Ce·res \ˈsir-(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Ceres

  1. 1 :  the Roman goddess of agriculture — compare demeter

  2. 2 :  a dwarf planet that orbits within the asteroid belt with a mean distance from the sun of 2.7 astronomical units (260 million miles) and a diameter of 590 miles (950 kilometers)



Origin and Etymology of ceres

Latin


First Known Use: 15th century


Ceres

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geographical name Ce·res \ˈsir-(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Ceres

  1. city cen California SE of Modesto pop 45,417




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