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cero

[seer-oh] /ˈsɪər oʊ/
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
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; alteration of sierra

cero-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cero

cero

/ˈsɪərəʊ; ˈsɪrəʊ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: saw, sawfish, altered spelling of sierra

cero-

combining form
1.
indicating the use of wax: ceroplastic
Word Origin
from Greek kēros wax
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Word Origin and History for cero

cero-

word-forming element meaning "waxy," from Latinized form of Greek kero-, comb. form of keros (see cere (n.)).

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