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Definition of "cereal" []

  • A grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food. (noun)
  • The grain of such a grass. (noun)
  • Any of several other plants or their edible seed or fruit, such as buckwheat or grain amaranth. (noun)
  • A food prepared from any of these plants, especially a breakfast food made from commercially processed grain. (noun)
  • Consisting of or relating to grain or to a plant producing grain. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cereal" in a sentence
  • "Personally, I've never understood the appeal of marshmallows in cereal if the cereal is any good at all."
  • "This cereal is a wonderful example of an unglamorous food that nonetheless provides inexpensive and invaluable nutrition to millions of people in Asia and Africa."
  • "A small box of my fave cereal is 86mxn pesos at the Mescales WalMart, a scandal!"