gruel

[ groo-uhl ]
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noun
  1. a light, usually thin, cooked cereal made by boiling meal, especially oatmeal, in water or milk.

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Origin of gruel

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First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Middle French, Old French, perhaps via an intermediary such as Medieval Latin grūtellum (unrecorded), from grūtum “flour, meal” (from a Germanic source akin to German Grütze “ground cereal grains”; see grits, grout) + -ellum, diminutive suffix

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gruel

/ (ˈɡruːəl) /


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

Origin of gruel

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

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