a breakfast food consisting of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, etc., usually served with milk.

1870–75; originally a trademark; cf. -ola Unabridged
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granola (ɡrəˈnəʊlə)
(US), (Canadian) a mixture of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk
[C20: originally Granola a trademark]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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