cereal meaning

[ 'siəriəl ] Pronunciation:   "cereal" in a sentence
  • Adjective: cereal  si(u)reeul
    1. Made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it
      "a cereal beverage"; "cereal grasses"
    Noun: cereal  si(u)reeul
    1. Grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
      - cereal grass 
    2. Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
      - grain, food grain 
    3. A breakfast food prepared from grain

    Sounds like: serial

    Derived forms: cereals

    See also: grain

    Type of: breakfast food, food product, foodstuff, grass

    Encyclopedia: Cereal Cereal, Alberta

  • [Medicine]
    Those grasses (POACEAE) which yield edible seeds commonly recognized as food grains. adj : relating to grain or to the plants that produce it; also : made of grain
    1 : a plant (as a grass) yielding farinaceous grain suitable for food; also : its grain
    2 : a prepared foodstuff of grain


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  1. are you going to have cereal for breakfast again?
  2. he sprinkled sugar over his cereal.
  3. mycelium on cereal grain is termed mold growth.
  4. soybeans are handled differently from cereal grains.
  5. he should eat plenty of fruits, leafy vegetables and coarse cereals.

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