Definition of granola in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡraˈnəʊlə


[mass noun] North American
1A kind of breakfast cereal resembling muesli.
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  • I ate a light breakfast of yogurt and granola with green tea and that seemed to keep my stomach calm.
  • Seriously folks, I like to eat fruit salad, creme and granola for breakfast in the summer.
  • Take a leak out the hut door, pick up the pot of milk I mixed from powder the night before, gulp down three bowls of granola.
1.1 [as modifier] chiefly derogatory Denoting people with liberal or Green political views, typified as eating health foods: Fran wasn’t a grow-your-own granola type
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  • A high granola quotient, certainly, but I was surprised by how much I liked her.
  • Instead, Fox has scheduled plain and simple reality programming that will appeal to the regular granola type dudes.
  • It's easy to forget that granola society commands the numbers it does until you venture out to a concert hall or field for a general meeting.


late 19th century (as a trademark): from gran- (representing granular or grain) + -ola (suffix chiefly in US usage). The current term dates from the 1970s.

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