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noun Scot.
  1. a porridge made by stirring boiling liquid into oatmeal or other meal.
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Origin of brose

1400–50; late Middle English broys < Old French broez; see brewis
Related formsbros·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for broses


  1. Scot oatmeal or pease porridge, sometimes with butter or fat addedSee also Atholl brose
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Word Origin

C13 broys, from Old French broez, from breu broth, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for broses



1650s, Scottish, earlier browes, from Old French broez, nominative of broet (13c.) "stew, soup made from meat broth," diminutive of breu, from Medieval Latin brodium, from Old High German brod "broth" (see broth).

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