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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Example sentences
Oats are used mainly as livestock feed, but also go into oatmeal and other
  breakfast cereals.
It is already testing oatmeal drinks and biscuits, as well as new flavours of
  porridge.
And yes, oatmeal cookies of all sorts are fine, providing they carry a standard
  amount of sugar and fat.
Steel-cut oatmeal is a high-fiber, nutritious way to start the day.
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