- Rom. Myth. the goddess of agriculture, daughter of Ops and Saturn: identified with the Greek Demeter
- a dwarf planet orbiting the sun in the belt of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter: diameter, 950 km (590 mi)
Origin of CeresL: see cereal
- Roman Mythology The goddess of agriculture.
- The closest dwarf planet to the sun, with an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres was the first object in the asteroid belt to be discovered.
Origin of CeresLatin Cer&emacron;s; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of cere