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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cere
The soft naked sheath at the base of the beak of birds of prey, parrots, and some other birds. See Beak.

Etymology: L. cera wax: cf. F. cire

verb Cere
To wax; to cover or close with wax.

Etymology: L. cerare, fr. cera wax: cf. F. cirer

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
  2. Wrap up in a cerecloth ("cere a corpse")

Middle English sere, from Old French cire, from Latin cera (“wax, cere”), or via Latin cero (“I cere”).

  1. (ornithology) A waxy protuberance at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.

cere was also found in the following language(s): Friulian, Italian, Romanian, and Wolof

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cere

Jean-Nicolas was born in 1738. He left this life in 1810.


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Fun Facts about the name Cere

  • When was the first name Cere first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cere is Wednesday, September 7th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Cere? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cere. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cere: Your name in reverse order is Erec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erce. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cere born Jan 21, 1922

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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