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cereal

ce·re·al

cereal

 
pronunciation:
si ri l
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note, Word History, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any plant producing an edible grain, such as wheat, rye, or oats, or the like.
 
definition 2: the edible seed of such a plant.
similar words:
grain
definition 3: food processed from grain, esp. a breakfast food.
 
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to grain-producing plants or grain products.
Homophone Note
The words cereal and serial (in a series) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Cereal is from Ceres, goddess of the harvest in Roman mythology.
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  grain, plant