- a dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
Origin of frumenty
1350–1400; Middle English frumentee < Old French, equivalent to frument grain (< Latin frūmentum) + -ee -y3
Also called fur·mi·ty [fur-mi-tee] /ˈfɜr mɪ ti/
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Examples from the Web for furmity
We walked here, and I had the furmity, and rum in it—and sold her.
However, he gave way to her representations, and they entered the furmity booth forthwith.
In ten minutes the man broke in upon the desultory conversation of the furmity drinkers with.
"He came in about five minutes ago," said the furmity woman, joining the rest with her hands on her hips.
With pea soup or furmity serve a Beavers tail, salt Porpoise, &c.
fromenty, furmenty or furmity
- British a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced
C14: from Old French frumentee, from frument grain, from Latin frūmentum
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