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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: céréale, from Latin cerealis 'of Ceres', from Ceres ancient Roman goddess of grain and farming

cereal

noun
     
cereal
Related topics: Food, Food Dish, Crops
ce‧re‧al S3
1 [uncountable and countable]DF a breakfast food made from grain and usually eaten with milk:
2 [countable]TAC a plant grown to produce grain, for example wheat, rice etc:
cereal crops
! Do not confuse with serial (=a story broadcast or written in several parts).

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