Borrowed from French céréale (“having to do with cereal”), from Latin Cerealis (“of or relating to Ceres”), from Ceres (“Roman goddess of agriculture”), from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (“grow”), from which also Latin sincerus (English sincere) and Latin crēscō (“grow”) (English crescent).
- (countable) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.
- (uncountable) The grains of such a grass.
- (uncountable) Breakfast cereal.
- Would you like some cereal?
- (countable) A particular type of breakfast cereal.
- Which cereal would you like for breakfast?
- (edible grains): foodgrain
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- Lists of cereals at Wikipedia
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨ.ˈɾjaɫ/
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌse.ɾi.ˈaw/, /ˌse.ɾe.ˈaw/
- (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌsɛ.ɾɛ.ˈaw/, /ˌsɛ.ˈɾjaw/
- Homophone: serial
cereal m (plural cereais)
- cereal (type of grass cultivated for edible grains)
- (uncountable) cereal (the grains of such plants)
- breakfast cereal (food processed from grains and eaten with milk)
- (type of grass): gramínea
- (Cereals) cereal; arroz, aveia, centeio, cevada, fonio, milhete/milheto, milho, sorgo, trigo, triticale