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Cere


/si(ə)r/

Noun, pl. ceres

1. A waxy structure found in some birds including raptors, owls, skuas, parrots, turkeys and curassows which covers the base of their bill. (wikipedia.org)

2. A waxy, fleshy covering at the base of the upper beak in some birds. (Google Dictionary)

Word origin: From the Latin cera, which means “wax.”


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