a fleshy, membranous covering of the base of the upper mandible of a bird, especially a bird of prey or a parrot, through which the nostrils open.
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.
a pre-Roman goddess of agriculture under whose name the Romans adopted the worship of the Greek goddess Demeter. Astronomy. the first asteroid to be discovered, being the largest and one of the brightest. a town in central California. a fleshy, membranous covering of the base of the upper mandible of a bird, especially a bird […]
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