gruel

[ groo-uh l ]
/ ˈgru əl /

noun

a light, usually thin, cooked cereal made by boiling meal, especially oatmeal, in water or milk.

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Origin of gruel

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, equivalent to gru- (< Germanic; see grout) + -el diminutive suffix
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gruel

/ (ˈɡruːəl) /

noun

a drink or thin porridge, made by boiling meal, esp oatmeal, in water or milk

Word Origin for gruel

C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; see grout
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