Definition of cereal
: relating to grain or to the plants that produce it; also : made of grain
Origin of cereal
French or Latin; French céréale, from Latin cerealis of Ceres, of grain, from Ceres
First Known Use: 1818
Simple Definition of cereal
: a plant (such as a grass) that produces grain that can be eaten
: a breakfast food made from grain
Full Definition of cereal
1 : a plant (as a grass) yielding starchy grain suitable for food; also : its grain
2 : a prepared foodstuff of grain (as oatmeal or cornflakes)
Examples of cereal in a sentence
Wheat and barley are common cereals.
Some kinds of cereal have a lot of added sugar.
Some cereals have a lot of added sugar.
First Known Use of cereal
CEREAL Defined for Kids
Definition of cereal for Students
1 : a plant (as a grass) that produces grain for food
2 : a food prepared from grain <breakfast cereals>
History for cereal
In Roman mythology Ceres was the goddess of agriculture. A Latin word Cerealis, “of Ceres,” was formed from her name. Since Ceres was in charge of grain and grain plants, Cerealis came to mean “of grain” as well. The English word cereal came from this Latin word.
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