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cereal

(sēr′ē-ăl) [L. cerealis, of grain]
An edible seed or grain, containing approximately 70% to 80% carbohydrate by weight and 8% to 15% protein. Many cereals also provide significant dietary fiber. Common cereals include barley, oats, rice, and wheat.

cereal

any member of the plant family Gramineae which produces edible fruits, e.g. rice, wheat, maize, oats and barley.

cereal

cultivated grain crops of barley, wheat, rye and oats, members of the plant family Poaceae (Graminae). See also barley, wheat, rye, oat.

cereal crop
oats, wheat, barley, rye crops used as grazing when immature or failed and short. Usually used when other feed is short and livestock are hungry. Hypomagnesemia, nitrate/nitrite poisoning and photosensitization may occur on immature green crops and lactic acid indigestion due to ingestion of grain on stunted mature crops.
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THE Farmers' Union of Wales has welcomed an extension granted to farmers by the Welsh Government to establish their Glastir and Tir Gofal cereal crops in recognition of the adverse weather across Wales.
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