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cereal Explained

cereal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cereal at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1832, "grass yielding edible grain," originally an adj. (1818), from Fr. c?r?ale, from L. Cerealis "of grain," originally "of Ceres," from Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, from PIE base *ker-, *kre- "to grow." The application to breakfast food is Amer.Eng. 1899. ///

cereal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 n [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: cereale, from Latin cerealis 'of Ceres', from Ceres ancient Roman goddess of grain and farming]//
1 [U and C] a breakfast food made from grain and usually eaten with milk: --a bowl of breakfast cereal //
2 [C] a plant grown to produce grain, for example wheat, rice etc: --cereal crops// ----------// HINT // Do not confuse with serial (=a story broadcast or written in several parts). // ----------//

cereal at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any grass yielding starchy seeds suitable for food. The most commonly cultivated cereals are wheat, rice, rye, oat, barley, corn, and sorghum. As human food, cereals are usually marketed in raw grain form or as ingredients of food products. As animal feed, they are consumed mainly by livestock and poultry, which are eventually rendered as meat, dairy, and poultry products for human consumption. They also are used industrially in the production of a wide range of substances, such as glucose, adhesives, oils, and alcohols. Wheat is the world's most widely grown cereal crop; rice is the second. Grains are generally rich in carbohydrates and energy value but comparatively low in protein and naturally deficient in calcium and vitamin A. Breads are usually enriched to compensate for any nutritional deficiencies in the cereal used. Though often consumed in the areas where grown, cereal and cereal by-products are also major commodities in international trade.

Prepared foodstuff of cereal grain. Cereals are used for both human and animal food. The first step in making cereal is milling, grinding the grain so that it can be easily processed. Modern automated systems employ steel cylinders, followed by air purification and numerous sievings to separate the endosperm from the outer coverings and the germ; corn is milled by wet processes. Cereal products include flour, rice, meal (coarsely ground and unsifted grain), cornstarch, and pasta. Breakfast cereals include raw cereals such as oatmeal and farina (which must be boiled), shredded cereals (usually whole wheat that is boiled, dried, and cut), flaked cereals (usually corn that is broken down into grits and cooked under pressure with flavoring syrup before being pressed and toasted), puffed cereals (grains heated in a pressure chamber and then released to cause expansion), and granular cereals (flour-based cereals made from dough that is cooked and ground into small bits). All cereals are high in starch.

cereal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "cereal":
aftergrass, bamboo, botanic, breakfast food, bulbous, cane,
cereal plant, corn, cornflakes, dry cereal, farina, farinaceous,
farinaceous plant, fog, forage grass, fruitlike, fruity, frumenty,
grain, graminaceous plant, grass, grits, gruel, hasty pudding,
herbaceous, herbal, herbose, herbous, herby, hominy grits,
hot cereal, kasha, lawn grass, leguminose, leguminous, loblolly,
millet, mush, oatmeal, ornamental grass, plantlike, porridge,
puffed rice, puffed wheat, radicated, radiciform, radicular, reed,
rhizoid, rolled oats, rootlike, tuberous, vegetable, vegetal,
vegetarian, vegetational, vegetative, weedy, wheatflakes

cereal at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

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cereal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 [C] one of various types of grass that produce grains that can be eaten or are used to make flour or bread. Wheat, BARLEY and RYE are all cereals:
cereal crops

2 [U] the grain produced by cereal crops

3 [C, U] food made from the grain of cereals, often eaten for breakfast with milk:
breakfast cereals * a bowl of cereal

Cereal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cereal \Ce"re*al\ n.
Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain
itself; -- usually in the plural.

Cereal \Ce"re*al\, a. [L. Cerealis pert. to Ceres, and hence, to
agriculture. See {Ceres}.]
Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for
their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their
seeds or grain.

cereal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that
produce it; "a cereal beverage"; "cereal grasses"

n 1: grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice;
rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet [syn: {cereal grass}]
2: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
[syn: {grain}, {food grain}]
3: a breakfast food prepared from grain

cereal at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » céréale||lang=fr|having to do with cereal, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » Cerealis|lang=la||of or relating to Ceres, from Inter: term » Ceres||lang=la|Roman goddess of agriculture, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ker-||grow|lang=ine-pro, from which also Latin Inter: term » sincerus|lang=la (English Inter: term » sincere|lang=en) and Latin Inter: term » cresco|crēscō|grow|lang=la (English Inter: term » crescent|lang=en).


* Inter: IPA » ˈsɪəɹiːəɫ
  • Inter: audio » en-us-cereal.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: homophones » serial


    Inter: en-noun » -|s

  • Inter: countabl » e A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e The grains of such a grass.
    2. Inter: uncountabl » e Breakfast cereal.
    3. : Would you like some cereal?
    4. Inter: countabl » e A particular type of breakfast cereal.
    5. : Which cereal would you like for breakfast?

      Derived terms

      * cereal bar

  • cereal dust
  • cereal killer

    Related terms

    * crescent
  • sincere


    Inter: trans-top » type of grass
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|drithi|m|sc=Beng
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հացաբույս|tr=hac’abuys, Inter: t- » hy|հացահատիկային կուլտուրա|tr=hac’ahatikayin kultura
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|zereal|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|житна култура|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|穀物|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|谷物|tr=gǔwù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|obilnina|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|korn, Inter: t- » da|kornsort
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vilja
  • French: céréale {{f}}
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ხორბლის|tr=khorblis|sc=Geor
  • German: Getreide {{n}}
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δημητριακό|n|tr=dimitriakó
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|sereyal
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|sereal
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|穀物|tr=kokumotsu|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|시리얼|tr=silieol|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|sacrificium|n
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|labība|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|житарка|f|tr=žítarka, Inter: t- » mk|жито|n|tr=žíto
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zboże|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|cereal
    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|riwi
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cereale|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|злак|m|tr=zlak, Inter: t- » ru|зерновая культура|f|tr=z'ernovája kultúra
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|žitarica|f
    • Slovene: Inter: l » sl|žito
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cereal|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nafaka
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sädesslag|n
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|siryal|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » tl|sereal
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tahıl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|ngũ cốc
    • Zulu: Inter: t- » zu|okusanhlamvu

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » grains of such a grass
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հացահատիկ|tr=hac’ahatik
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|зърнени храни|p
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|穀物|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|谷物|tr=gǔwù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|obilí|n
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|korn
    • Finnish: vilja, viljanjyvä
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Getreide {{n}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δημητριακό|n|tr=dimitriakó
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|곡물|tr=gongmul|sc=Hang
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|labība|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|зрна|n|tr=z'rna, Inter: t- » mk|жито|n|tr=žíto
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zboże|n
  • Portuguese: cereais
  • Inter: trreq » Romanian
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|крупа|f|tr=krupá
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|zrno|n
  • Slovene: Inter: l » sl|zrno
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cereal|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|korn|n
  • Inter: trreq » Turkish
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|grenaflogs

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » breakfast cereal
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ka: Inter: t- » ka|ხორბლეული|tr=xorbleuli

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Category: w:Category - :Cereals|Lists of cereals at Wikipedia


    * claree
    • cleare
    • relace

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    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=cereales
  • cereal

  • Category: Category:es:Foods -
    Translation: ar » cereal
    Category: zh-min-nan:cereal -
    Translation: cy » cereal
    Translation: de » cereal
    Translation: et » cereal
    Translation: el » cereal
    Translation: es » cereal
    Translation: eu » cereal
    Translation: fr » cereal
    Translation: ko » cereal
    Translation: io » cereal
    Translation: kn » cereal
    Translation: ku » cereal
    Translation: hu » cereal
    Translation: mg » cereal
    Translation: ml » cereal
    Translation: my » cereal
    Translation: nl » cereal
    Translation: pl » cereal
    Translation: pt » cereal
    Translation: ru » cereal
    Translation: fi » cereal
    Translation: sv » cereal
    Translation: ta » cereal
    Translation: th » cereal
    Translation: vi » cereal
    Translation: zh » cereal