Definition of oatmeal in English:

oatmeal

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊtmiːl
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Meal made from ground oats, used in porridge, oatcakes, or other food: medium Scottish oatmeal [as modifier]: oatmeal porridge
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    • Try to get as much fiber as you can from bodybuilding foods such as oatmeal, brown rice, whole-grain breads, vegetables, legumes and fruit.
    • For breakfast people may eat porridge made of cornmeal or oatmeal, cereal, or bread and tea.
    • Complex carbohydrates like oatmeal and whole wheat bread ultimately break down into simple carbohydrates like sugar.
  • 1.1North American Porridge made from oatmeal or rolled oats.
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    • He replaced his morning eggs and sausage with oatmeal and a walk.
    • Aunt Neal had already began pouring me a bowl of oatmeal, putting sausage on a plate and shoveling a pound of bacon in the same saucer.
    • In the morning, I vary between oatmeal and egg white omelets with salsa and veggies, and in the summer I like cold cereals.
  • 2A greyish-fawn colour flecked with brown: [as modifier]: an oatmeal jacket
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    • It is decorated in cream with an oatmeal carpet, a colour scheme that is continued throughout the apartment.
    • Neutral oatmeal carpets create a subtle contrast to the light maple furniture.
    • When she finished and made her way slowly through the carriage, the only person who gave her money was a bearded guy with long hair and a flowing oatmeal coloured floorlength robe sitting in the corner.

Origin

late Middle English: from oat and meal2.

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