Cereous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cereous Waxen; like wax.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cereous Waxen; like wax.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cereous waxy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cereus, fr. cera, was
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cera, cog. with Gr. k─ôros, wax; Gr. graphein, to write, plassein, to mould.

Usage

In literature:

It is a serious (cereous) matter, and a wicked work brought to light.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
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