cereal

\ \ [19] Cereal is a comparatively modern introduction of the Latin adjective cereālisof grain’, which was derived from the name of Cerēs, the Roman goddess of agriculture (identified with Greek Demeter). It has, needless to say, no connection with serial (see SERIES).

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  • Cereal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Avena, cebada y varios productos derivados. Los cereales son un conjunto de plantas herbáceas cuyos granos o semillas se emplean para la alimentación humana o del ganado, generalmente molidos en forma de harina. La… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cereal — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Cereal (Illinois) Cereal (Pennsylvania) Cereal (Texas) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cereal — Ce re*al n. Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cereal — s. m. 1. Planta cujas sementes ou cujos grãos são utilizados na alimentação. 2. Campo que tem essas plantas semeadas. (Mais usado no plural.) = MESSE, SEARA 3. Conjunto de sementes ou de grãos dessas plantas. (Mais usado no plural.) 4. Alimento… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cereal — [n] edible grain bran, breakfast food, corn, grain, oats, rice, rye, wheat; concepts 428,831 …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • cereal — [sir′ē əl] adj. [< L Cerealis, of CERES, goddess of agriculture < IE base * k̑er , * k̑rē , to grow: see CREATE] of grain or the grasses producing grain n. 1. any grain used for food, as wheat, oats, or rice 2. any grass producing such… …   English World dictionary

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