Archaic. to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth, especially a corpse.
Obsolete. to wax.
a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot
(transitive) to wrap (a corpse) in a cerecloth
late 15c., from French cire “wax” (12c.), from Latin cera “wax, wax seal, wax writing tablet,” related to Greek keros “beeswax,” of unknown origin.
serif. a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M. noun (printing) a small line at the extremities of a main stroke in a type character n. “lines at the top or bottom of a letter;” see sans-serif. n. in typography, 1841, earlier […]
moderate to deep red. Historical Examples noun a moderate to dark red colour (as adjective): a cerise scarf n. shade of red, 1858, from French cerise, from rouge-cerise “cherry-red,” from cerise “cherry” (see cherry).
any of a subgroup of rare-earth metals, of which the terbium and yttrium metals comprise the other two subgroups.