Origin of cereFrench cire ; from Classical Latin cera, wax ; from Classical Greek k?ros
transitive verbcered, cer·ing, ceres
Origin of cereMiddle English ceren, ciren, from Old French cirer, to cover with wax, from Latin c&emacron;rare; see cerate.
Origin of cereMiddle English sere, from Old French cire, from Medieval Latin c&emacron;ra, from Latin, wax; see cerate.
- (ornithology) A waxy protuberance at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.
(third-person singular simple present ceres, present participle cering, simple past and past participle cered)
- To wax; to cover or close with wax.