Definition of Cereal

1. Noun. Grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet.

2. Adjective. Made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it. "Cereal grasses"
Partainyms: Grain

3. Noun. Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.

4. Noun. A breakfast food prepared from grain.
Generic synonyms: Breakfast Food
Specialized synonyms: Pablum, Hot Cereal, Cold Cereal, Dry Cereal

Definition of Cereal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain.

2. n. Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; -- usually in the plural.

Definition of Cereal

1. Noun. A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains. ¹

2. Noun. The grains of such a grass. ¹

3. Noun. Breakfast cereal. ¹

4. Noun. A particular type of breakfast cereal. ¹

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Definition of Cereal

1. a food made from grain [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cereal

1. Those grasses which yield edible seeds commonly recognised as food grains. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cereal

cercopithecus aethiops
cerea flexibilitas
cereal (current term)
cereal bar
cereal bars
cereal bowl
cereal box
cereal oat

Literary usage of Cereal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Food in the Third World: Past Trends and Projections to 2000 by Leonardo A. Paulino (1986)
"As expected, Asia leads the developing regions in the volume of cereal imports; ... North Africa/Middle East and Latin America had cereal import shares of ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"But the most Aboriginal important reason for the superiority of cereal agricul- ... It is the peculiar quality of cereal agriculture that by occupying man ..."

3. Food Security in the Sahel: Variable Import Levy, Grain Reserves, and by John McIntire (1981)
"The Model's Basic Equations cereal Production and Consumption Equation (5) gives expected total cereal production in each of the seven countries. where Qlt ..."

4. Closing the Cereals Gap with Trade and Food Aid by Barbara Huddleston (1984)
"Volume of cereal imports and the share of food aid in cereal imports, ... Volume of cereal imports in 1981 and requirements in 1990 under four scenarios 26. ..."

5. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Starch. A microscopic examination of the weighed insoluble residue will usually serve to identify its components. Any un-nitrated starch or cereal products ..."

6. Diet in health and disease by Julius Friedenwald (1913)
"The cereal should be cooked over the fire for ten or fifteen minutes. ... The cereal is added gradually and the whole stirred to prevent it from burning. ..."

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