Etymology
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cere (n.)

"wax," late 15c., from French cire "wax" (12c.), from Latin cera "wax, wax seal, wax writing tablet," related to Greek kēros "beeswax," which is of unknown origin, perhaps a non-IE word. As a verb, "to wax, cover with wax" (cloth, for waterproofing), late 14c., from Latin cerare, from cera. Related: Cered.

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Definitions of cere
1
cere (v.)
wrap up in a cerecloth;
cere a corpse
2
cere (n.)
the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds;
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