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[brohz] /broʊz/
noun, Scot.
a porridge made by stirring boiling liquid into oatmeal or other meal.
Origin of brose
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English broys < Old French broez; see brewis
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brosy, adjective Unabridged
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(Scot) oatmeal or pease porridge, sometimes with butter or fat added See also Atholl brose
Word Origin
C13 broys, from Old French broez, from breu broth, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for brose

1650s, Scottish, earlier browes, from Old French broez, nominative of broet (13c.) "stew, soup made from meat broth," diminutive of breu, from Medieval Latin brodium, from Old High German brod "broth" (see broth).

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