oat-meal

oatmeal

[oht-meel, -meel]
noun
1.
meal made from ground or rolled oats.
2.
a cooked breakfast food made from this.
3.
a grayish-fawn color.
adjective
4.
made with or containing oatmeal: oatmeal cookies.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see oat, meal2

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oatmeal (ˈəʊtˌmiːl)
 
n
1.  meal ground from oats, used for making porridge, oatcakes, etc
2.  a.  a greyish-yellow colour
 b.  (as adjective): an oatmeal coat

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oatmeal
1393, from oat (q.v.) + M.E. mele (see meal (2)).
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