noun, plural (especially collectively) ce·ro, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ce·ros.
Origin of cero
Definition for cero (2 of 2)
Origin of cero-
Examples from the Web for cero
The American army carried the heights of Cero Gordo with much loss, but took many prisoners.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The word in the Italian text is not "carro" but "cero," which is obviously an error.Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
I have met with the cero only along the Florida reefs and keys.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
Its cousin, the cero, is very similar in size and appearance, but has dark spots along its graceful sides.Favorite Fish and Fishing|James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for cero (1 of 2)
noun plural -ro or -ros
Word Origin for cero
British Dictionary definitions for cero (2 of 2)
Word Origin for cero-
Word Origin and History for cero
word-forming element meaning "waxy," from Latinized form of Greek kero-, comb. form of keros (see cere (n.)).