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1. cere

noun. the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds.

Synonyms

  • neb
  • nib
  • pecker
  • bill

Antonyms

  • unsheathe
  • uncover
  • unwind
  • uncoil

Etymology

  • sere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. cere

verb. wrap up in a cerecloth.

Synonyms

  • wrap up

Antonyms

  • undress
  • unfurl

Etymology

  • sere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cire (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word cere


1. Existential there
According to Bird Tricks, a parakeet with a blue or purple cere is a male bird, while a parakeet with a pink or brown cere is a female bird.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine the color of the cere because some females have a little bit of blue and white around their nostrils.

3. Adjective
According to Nikki Moustaki in “Parakeets for Dummies,” the cere changes from white or light pink in babies to blue in adult male parakeets, and pink or brown in adult female parakeets.

4. Adverb
Non-breeding males have a pale brown or pink cere.

5. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Immature budgies typically have a pink cere no matter their sex, although young males may have a slightly purplish cere.

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