frumenty

noun
fru·​men·​ty | \ ˈfrü-mən-tē How to pronounce frumenty (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈfər-​mə-​tē How to pronounce furmity (audio) \
plural frumenties

Definition of frumenty

: a dish of wheat boiled in milk and usually sweetened and spiced

First Known Use of frumenty

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frumenty

Middle English frumente, furmente, from Anglo-French furmenté, from furment, frument grain, from Latin frumentum, from frui to enjoy — more at brook

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“Frumenty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frumenty. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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