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oatmeal

[ oht-meel, -meel ]
/ ˈoʊtˌmil, -ˈmil /
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noun
meal made from ground or rolled oats.
a cooked breakfast food made from this.
a grayish-fawn color.
adjective
made with or containing oatmeal: oatmeal cookies.
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Origin of oatmeal

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at oat, meal2

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British Dictionary definitions for oatmeal

oatmeal
/ (ˈəʊtˌmiːl) /

noun
meal ground from oats, used for making porridge, oatcakes, etc
  1. a greyish-yellow colour
  2. (as adjective)an oatmeal coat
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