A thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled in milk or water.
More example sentences
- Their only recompense is thin gruel and some bread at the end of the day.
- Twice a day inmates receive two pieces of dry bread and weak tea; at midday they are handed a portion of soup or thin gruel.
- It was a gourmet meal compared to the thin gruel we had been living off of mostly.
Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin.
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