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cereal

any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain such as wheat, oats, rice, corn, etc.; a food prepared from grain: Would you like hot or cold cereal for breakfast?
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serial – consisting of a series: serial monogamy; in installments: magazine serials
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ce·re·al

 (sîr′ē-əl)
n.
1.
a. A grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food.
b. The grain of such a grass.
2. Any of several other plants or their edible seeds or fruit, such as buckwheat or certain species of amaranth.
3. A food prepared from any of these plants, especially a breakfast food made from commercially processed grain.
adj.
Consisting of or relating to grain or to a plant producing grain.

[From Latin cereālis, of grain, from Cerēs, Ceres; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]
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cereal

(ˈsɪərɪəl)
n
1. (Plants) any grass that produces an edible grain, such as oat, rye, wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, and millet
2. (Plants) the grain produced by such a plant
3. (Cookery) any food made from this grain, esp breakfast food
4. (Plants) (modifier) of or relating to any of these plants or their products: cereal farming.
[C19: from Latin cereālis concerning agriculture, of Ceres1]
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ce•re•al

(ˈsɪər i əl)

n.
1. any plant of the grass family, as wheat, rye, oats, or corn, yielding an edible grain.
2. the grain itself.
3. some edible preparation of it, esp. a breakfast food.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to grain or the plants producing it.
[1590–1600; < Latin Cereālis of, pertaining to Ceres; see -al1]
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ce·re·al

(sîr′ē-əl)
A grass, such as corn or wheat, whose starchy grains are used as food.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cereal - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheatcereal - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
oat - annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
barley - cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
rice - annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
rice grass, ricegrass - any grass of the genus Oryzopsis
bulrush millet, cattail millet, pearl millet, Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum glaucum - tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer
Secale cereale, rye - hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
grain - a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
corn - (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
wild rice, Zizania aquatica - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
2.cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grassescereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
edible corn, corn - ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
grist - grain intended to be or that has been ground
groats - the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
millet - small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
barley, barleycorn - a grain of barley
buckwheat - grain ground into flour
wheat, wheat berry - grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
oat - seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
rice - grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
Indian rice, wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
malt - a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
3.cereal - a breakfast food prepared from grain
breakfast food - any food (especially cereal) usually served for breakfast
Pablum - a soft form of cereal for infants
hot cereal - a cereal that is served hot
cold cereal, dry cereal - a cereal that is not heated before serving
Adj.1.cereal - made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it; "a cereal beverage"; "cereal grasses"
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cereal

see rice and other cereals
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Translations
حَبّحُبُوبحُبوبُ القَمِح أو الشَّعيرطَعامُ فُطورٍ مِنَ الحُبوب: عَصيده
cereálieobilíobilninasnídaně z obilovin
kornsortmorgenmadsproduktkornkorn-
viljaviljakasvi
žitarica
gabonanemûreggeli étel
kornkornmeti
穀物穀類
곡류시리얼
dribsniaigrūdaijavaijavainiai
graudaugigraudaugu-labības-labības augiputra
raňajky z obilnín
žitaricažitni kosmiči
flingorsädesslag
ธัญพืชอาหารเช้าที่ทำจากธัญพืช
tahıltahıl gevreğitahıl kahvaltısıhububat
ngũ cốc

cereal

[ˈsɪərɪəl]
A. ADJcereal
B. N (= crop) → cereal m; (= breakfast cereal) → cereales mpl
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cereal

[ˈsɪəriəl]
n
(= plant) → céréale f
(= breakfast food) → céréales fpl
I have cereal for breakfast → Je prends des céréales au petit déjeuner.
modif
[crop] → de céréales; [farmer] → de céréales
[packet] → de céréale, de céréales
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cereal

n
(= crop)Getreide nt; cereal cropGetreideernte f; the growing of cerealsder Getreideanbau; maize, rye and other cerealsMais, Roggen und andere Getreidearten
(= food)Cornflakes pl/Müsli nt/Müesli nt (Sw) → etc
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cereal

[ˈsɪərɪəl] n (crop) → cereale m; (breakfast cereal) → cereali mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cereal

(ˈsiəriəl) noun
1. a kind of grain used as food. Wheat and barley are cereals; (also adjective) cereal crops.
2. a type of breakfast food prepared from such grain.
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cereal

حَبّ, حُبُوب cereálie, obilnina kornsort, morgenmadsprodukt Getreide δημητριακά cereal, cereales viljakasvi céréale, céréales žitarica cereale 穀物, 穀類 곡류, 시리얼 cornflakes, graan frokostblanding, korn(slag) płatki śniadaniowe, zboże cereal зерновая культура, хлопья flingor, sädesslag ธัญพืช, อาหารเช้าที่ทำจากธัญพืช tahıl, tahıl gevreği ngũ cốc 谷物, 谷类食品
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cereal

n cereal m
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