cereal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cereal" in British English

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cerealnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsɪə.ri.əl/  us   /ˈsɪr.i-/
C1 a ​plant that is ​grown to ​producegrain: cereal ​cropsA2 a ​food that is made from ​grain and ​eaten with ​milk, ​especially in the ​morning: breakfast cereals
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(Definition of cereal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cerealnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɪər·i·əl/

cereal noun [C/U] (FOOD)

a ​food made from ​grain that is ​eaten esp. for ​breakfast: [U] Do you ​want cereal or ​eggs?

cereal noun [C/U] (GRASS)

a ​type of ​grass that is ​grown to ​producegrain: [C] Wheat, ​rice, and ​corn are cereals.
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