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ce·re·al

cereal

 
pronunciation:
si ri l
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any plant whose grains are used for food, such as wheat, oats, rice, or rye.
 
definition 2: food made from grain and eaten for breakfast.
 
Homophone Note
The words cereal and serial (in a series) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Cereal is from Ceres, goddess of the harvest in Roman mythology.
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  grain, plant