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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Mythology The goddess of agriculture.
  • n. A dwarf planet orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
  • proper n. A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.
  • n. The first discovered asteroid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In class. myth., the name given by the Romans to the Greek goddess Demeter, whose worship they adopted with some subordinate differences.
  • n. An asteroid discovered by Piazzi at Palermo, Sicily, in 1801.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
  • n. the largest asteroid and the first discovered

Etymologies

Latin Cerēs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Cerēs, goddess of the bounty, akin to crēare ("to create"), crēscere ("to grow"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (“to grow”). More at create. (Wiktionary)

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