- 1.1 [Cookery/Cocina] avena (feminine) (cocida) gachas (feminine plural) (de avena) (Spain/España) (before noun/delante del nombre) porridge oats copos (masculine plural) de avenaMore example sentences1.2 (imprisonment) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] to do porridge estar* a la sombra [colloquial/familiar] or en la cárcel
- Among the dishes made from barley, barley porridge is more delicate than oatmeal porridge, to the point of being rather insipid.
- For breakfast I'll have porridge with soya milk and fruit, sprinkled with some ground cinnamon.
- A restaurant serving dishes including snail porridge and smoked bacon and egg ice cream has been named the second best in the world.
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