|a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot|
|[C15: from Old French cire wax, from Latin cēra]|
The largest asteroid and the first to be discovered, in 1801. Nearly spherical, it has a diameter of about 960 km (595 mi). The estimated total mass of all other asteroids in the asteroid belt is only about twice that of Ceres. See more at asteroid.
The Roman name for Demeter, the Greek and Roman goddess of agriculture.
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