Definitions

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  • adj. waxen; like wax

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Waxen; like wax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Waxen; like wax.

Etymologies

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Latin cereus, from cera wax.

Examples

  • It is a serious (cereous) matter, and a wicked work brought to light.

    The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879

  • Every night the room in which I sit is lighted up like a town after a great naval victory, and in this cereous galaxy, and with a blazing fire, it is scarcely possible to be low-spirited; a thousand pleasing images spring up in the mind, and I can see the little blue demons scampering off like parish boys pursued by the beadle.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • Full of excitement and pleasure, she proceeded with the work until the whole cereous coating was removed.

    Xerxes Makers of History

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