|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||a. any of the regular occasions, such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc, when food is served and eaten|
|b. (in combination): mealtime Related: prandial|
|2.||the food served and eaten|
|3.||informal make a meal of to perform (a task) with unnecessarily great effort|
|[Old English mǣl measure, set time, meal; related to Old High German māl mealtime]|
meal 1 (mēl)
The edible whole or coarsely ground grains of a cereal grass.
A granular substance produced by grinding.
The food served and eaten in one sitting.
A customary time or occasion of eating food.