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[myoos-lee, myooz‐] /ˈmyus li, ˈmyuz‐/
a breakfast cereal similar to granola, usually consisting of rolled oats and dried fruit.
Origin of muesli
dialectal German
1935-40; < dialectal German Unabridged
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Examples from the web for muesli
  • He orders the home-made muesli with fruit salad, yogurt and honey alongside his brew.
  • The hotel's complimentary breakfast buffet includes muesli, fruit, and a variety of fresh breads and local cheeses and sausages.
  • These increases are partly due to dynamic increases within the sweets, muesli, granola bar and bakery industries.
  • Processed breakfast cereals versus unrefined cereal, oats, muesli or porridge.
  • muesli is a popular breakfast cereal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts.
British Dictionary definitions for muesli


a mixture of rolled oats, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk
Word Origin
Swiss German, from German Mus mush, purée + -li, diminutive suffix
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Word Origin and History for muesli

breakfast dish of oats, fruit, milk, 1926, from Swiss-German, from Old High German muos "meal, mush-like food," from Proto-Germanic *mod-sa-, from PIE root *mad- "moist, wet," with derivatives referring to various qualities of food (see mast (n.2)).

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