cere

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[ seer ]
/ sɪər /

verb (used with object), cered, cer·ing.

Archaic. to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth, especially a corpse.
Obsolete. to wax.

Origin of cere

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1375–1425; late Middle English ceren < Latin cērāre to wax, verbal derivative of cēra wax
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British Dictionary definitions for cered (1 of 2)

cere

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/ (sɪə) /

noun

a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot

Word Origin for cere

C15: from Old French cire wax, from Latin cēra

British Dictionary definitions for cered (2 of 2)

cere

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/ (sɪə) /

verb

(tr) to wrap (a corpse) in a cerecloth

Word Origin for cere

C15: from Latin cērāre, from cēra wax
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