cero

cero

[seer-oh]
noun, plural (especially collectively) cero (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ceros.
1.
a large Atlantic and Gulf Coast mackerel game fish, Scomberomorus regalis.
2.
any of various related fishes.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of sierra

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cero-

a combining form meaning “wax,” used in the formation of compound words: cerotype.
Also, especially before a vowel, cer-.


Origin:
< Greek kēro-, combining form of kērós wax

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cero (ˈsɪərəʊ, ˈsɪrəʊ)
 
n , pl -ro, -ros
1.  a large spiny-finned food fish, Scomberomorus regalis, of warm American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc)
2.  any similar or related fish
 
[C19: from Spanish: saw, sawfish, altered spelling of sierra]

cero-
 
combining form
indicating the use of wax: ceroplastic
 
[from Greek kēros wax]

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