Meaning of cereal

ce•re•al

Pronunciation: (sēr'ē-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain, as wheat, rye, oats, rice, or corn.
  2. the grain itself.
  3. some edible preparation of it, esp. a breakfast food.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to grain or the plants producing it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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