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oatmeal

[oht-meel, -meel] /ˈoʊtˌmil, -ˈmil/
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 of oatmeal
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see oat, meal2
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  • I did pretty well with the Scotchman, who has a heart, though it's stowed away in oatmeal, but this is home.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
  • When boiling, sprinkle in the oatmeal, stirring all the time.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • If this is too heavy, add as much Water, and boil it together with a Spoonful of oatmeal.

    London Walter Besant
  • Then add, by degrees, the oatmeal; stir until it forms a paste.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • He had stopped at his post and purchased some canned goods and oatmeal.

British Dictionary definitions for oatmeal

oatmeal

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

late 14c., from oat + Middle English mele (see meal (n.2)).

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