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Definition of cereal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] one of various types of grasses that produce grains that can be eaten or are used to make flour or bread. wheat, barley, and rye are all cereals cereal crops
  2. 2[uncountable] the grain produced by cereal crops
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] food made from the grain of cereals, often eaten for breakfast with milk breakfast cereal a bowl of cereal
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cereal