cere

verb
\ ˈsir How to pronounce cere (audio) \
cered; cering

Definition of cere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth

cere

noun

Definition of cere (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually waxy protuberance or enlarged area at the base of the bill of a bird

First Known Use of cere

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cere

Verb

Middle English, to impregnate with wax, from Middle French cirer, from Latin cerare, from cera

Noun

Middle French cere, from Medieval Latin cera, from Latin, wax

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The first known use of cere was in the 15th century

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“Cere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cere. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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\ ˈsi(ə)r How to pronounce cere (audio) \
cered; cering

Medical Definition of cere

: to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth

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