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frumenty Line breaks: fru|menty
Pronunciation: /ˈfruːm(ə)nti/
(also furmety)

Definition of frumenty in English:


[mass noun] British
An old-fashioned dish consisting of hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned with cinnamon and sugar.
Example sentences
  • They served it with frumenty, the wet ancestor of the packeted breakfast cereal, and with an early version of poivrade sauce.
  • Within was a frumenty of beans rich with shreds of dried pig, and made savoury with turnips, cabbages, and onion.
  • The eating of the frumenty is undertaken in silence, no talking until the last person has finished.


Late Middle English: from Old French frumentee, from frument, from Latin frumentum 'corn'.

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