cereal 1832, "grass yielding edible grain," originally an adj. (1818) "having to do with edible grain," from Fr. céréale (16c., "of Ceres;" 18c. in grain sense), from L. Cerealis "of grain," originally "of Ceres," from Ceres, Italic goddess of agriculture, from PIE *ker-es-, from root *ker- "to grow" (see CRESCENT (Cf. crescent)). The application to breakfast food cereal made from grain is Amer.Eng. 1899.

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  • cereal — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. [Planta] que produce granos de los que se extrae harina: El trigo, el centeno y la cebada son los principales cereales de España. sustantivo masculino 1. (preferentemente en plural) Conjunto de granos de estas… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • cereal — ► NOUN 1) a grain used for food, for example wheat, maize, or rye. 2) a grass producing such grain. 3) a breakfast food made from a cereal grain or grains. ORIGIN Latin, from Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture …   English terms dictionary

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  • cereal — (Del lat. cereālis). 1. adj. Se dice de las plantas gramíneas que dan frutos farináceos, o de estos mismos frutos, como el trigo, el centeno y la cebada. U. t. c. s. m.) 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la diosa Ceres. 3. m. Conjunto de las semillas …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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