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[froo-muh n-tee]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. a dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
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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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Related Words for frumenty

oatmeal, gruel, polenta, mush, grout, frumenty, loblolly, pottage, burgoo, crowdie, samp

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Historical Examples of frumenty

  • She said "Come in," wearily, thinking it was the frumenty and the Christmas cakes.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • But the most important harvest, after gleaning for frumenty, was the blackberries.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • The frumenty pot welcomes home the harvest cart, and the garland of flowers crowns the Captain of the reapers.

  • Moreover the cellaress had to give the ladies “frumenty”, for which she laid in wheat and three gallons of milk.

  • But, to Daoud's relief, Fra Tomasso only shut his eyes and shook his head, his cheeks quivering gently like a bowl of frumenty.

British Dictionary definitions for frumenty


fromenty, furmenty or furmity

  1. British a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced
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Word Origin for frumenty

C14: from Old French frumentee, from frument grain, from Latin frūmentum
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