[froo-muh n-tee]

noun British Dialect.

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/ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for frumenty

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

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Historical Examples of frumenty

British Dictionary definitions for frumenty


fromenty, furmenty or furmity


British a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced

Word Origin for frumenty

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