[ gruh-noh-luh ]
/ grəˈnoʊ lə /


a breakfast food consisting of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, etc., usually served with milk.

Nearby words

  1. granny smith,
  2. granny woman,
  3. grannyish,
  4. grano-,
  5. granodiorite,
  6. granolith,
  7. granophyre,
  8. grant,
  9. grant of probate,
  10. grant's gazelle

Origin of granola

1870–75; originally a trademark; cf. -ola Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for granola


/ (ɡrəˈnəʊlə) /


US and Canadian a mixture of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk

Word Origin for granola

C20: originally Granola a trademark

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Word Origin and History for granola



1970, American English, probably from Italian grano "grain," or from granular, with commercial suffix -ola. Earlier, with a capital G-, it was a proprietary name (reg. 1886 by W.K. Kellogg, in use into early 20c.) for a kind of breakfast cereal.

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