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granola

[gruh-noh-luh] /grəˈnoʊ lə/
noun
1.
a breakfast food consisting of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, etc., usually served with milk.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; originally a trademark; cf. -ola
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Examples for granola
  • The granola crowd likes to talk about conservation and efficiency, and surely substantial gains can be made in those areas.
  • Spread granola onto prepared pan or trays until evenly distributed.
  • Even stylish staples, such as granola bars and premium ice creams, may give way to still more ambitious fare.
  • Leave the granola and salad on the ground where it belongs.
  • Free fruit was supplied twice daily, and bagels and cream cheese were replaced with granola and fruit.
  • When the granola has cooled, stir in the zest and dried fruit.
  • Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt.
British Dictionary definitions for granola

granola

/ɡrəˈnəʊlə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a mixture of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk
Word Origin
C20: originally Granola a trademark
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Word Origin and History for granola
granola
1970, Amer.Eng., probably from It. grano "grain," or from granular. Earlier, with a capital G-, it was a proprietary name (reg. 1886 by W.K. Kellogg) for a kind of breakfast cereal.
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Slang definitions & phrases for granola

earth muffin

noun phrase

A person who is not stylish; for example, a woman who does not wear cosmetics •Shows a mocking attitude toward ''natural-looking'' people and environmentalists (1980s+ Students)


granola

modifier

: geeky granola-type Ely/ Fort Collins isn't really into hard music. There's a granola scene here

noun

A person who is objectionably or prissily devoted to the 1960s values of environmental awareness, multiethnic tolerance, healthy ''natural'' diet, usually vegetarian, precious antiquated tastes, etc; earth muffin: Stephanie turned into a granola when she started college. She won't even eat at McDonald's/ Elizabeth was far too granola for Jason, what with her herb garden and Celtic record collection

[late 1980s+ Students; fr a multigrain WK Kellogg breakfast cereal devised around 1886]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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