1ce·re·al adjective \ˈsir-ē-əl\
: 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
: a plant (such as a grass) that produces grain that can be eaten
: a breakfast food made from grain
: a plant (as a grass) yielding starchy grain suitable for food; also : its grain
: a prepared foodstuff of grain (as oatmeal or cornflakes)
Examples of CEREAL
- 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
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