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Definition 1: a breakfast food prepared from grain - [noun denoting food]

(cereal is a kind of ...) any food (especially cereal) usually served for breakfast

(... is a kind of cereal ) a soft form of cereal for infants

(... is a kind of cereal ) a cereal that is served hot

(... is a kind of cereal ) a cereal that is not heated before serving

Definition 2: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for cereal in the sense of this definition

(cereal is a kind of ...) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(... is a kind of cereal ) grains of aquatic grass of North America

(... is a kind of cereal ) grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished

(... is a kind of cereal ) seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')

(... is a kind of cereal ) grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

(... is a kind of cereal ) grain ground into flour

(... is a kind of cereal ) a grain of barley

(... is a kind of cereal ) small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica

(... is a kind of cereal ) the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals

(... is a kind of cereal ) grain intended to be or that has been ground

(... is a kind of cereal ) ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food

(... is a kind of cereal ) a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling

Definition 3: grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cereal in the sense of this definition

(cereal is a kind of ...) narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

(... is a kind of cereal ) (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)

(... is a kind of cereal ) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

(... is a kind of cereal ) annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

(... is a kind of cereal ) a cereal grass

"wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"

(... is a kind of cereal ) any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine

(... is a kind of cereal ) hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement

(... is a kind of cereal ) tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer

(... is a kind of cereal ) any grass of the genus Oryzopsis

(... is a kind of cereal ) annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

(... is a kind of cereal ) cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain

(... is a kind of cereal ) annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')

(... is a kind of cereal ) perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food

Definition 4: made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where cereal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cereal beverage
  • cereal grasses

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