What does the word cereal mean?

Usage examples for cereal

  1. While this state of affairs was mostly due to the blockade, statistics of German home cereal production before the war suggest that, with anything like the increase of home production that we brought about in England, there should have been enough to provide the population with wholesome bread. – The New Germany by George Young
  2. Or warm in a double boiler, and serve with butter and sugar or cream and sugar, as a cereal. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams