Pronunciation: (sēr'ē-ul), [key]
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.
of or pertaining to grain or the plants producing it.
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