oatmeal

[ oht-meel, -meel ]
/ ˈoʊtˌmil, -ˈmil /

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.

Nearby words

  1. oates,
  2. oates, joyce carol,
  3. oates, titus,
  4. oath,
  5. oaths,
  6. oats,
  7. oau,
  8. oaxaca,
  9. ob,
  10. ob-

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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Word Origin and History for oatmeal

oatmeal

n.

late 14c., from oat + Middle English mele (see meal (n.2)).

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