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gruel

noun gru·el \ˈgrü-əl\

: a thin food made by boiling oatmeal or some other grain in water or milk

Full Definition of GRUEL

1
:  a thin porridge
2
[from to get one's gruel to accept punishment] chiefly British :  punishment
3
:  something that lacks substance or significance <the argument was thin gruel>

Origin of GRUEL

Middle English grewel, from Anglo-French gruel, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English grūt grout
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with GRUEL

GRUEL Defined for Kids

gruel

noun gru·el \ˈgrü-əl\

Definition of GRUEL for Kids

:  a thin porridge

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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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