: a breakfast cereal of Swiss origin consisting of rolled oats, nuts, and fruit

Examples of muesli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Camilla loves fish and salads, while Charles eats a special mix of muesli for breakfast with a selection of six kinds of honey. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 3 May 2023 Yogurt Parfait LauriPatterson//Getty Images Start your morning off right with a simple parfait made of a container of plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup berries and 1/4 cup muesli, says Sonja Kukuljian, PhD, RD, the director of science and nutrition at Noumi. Women's Health, 1 May 2023 Bola's Barely Sweet granola is gluten free, with just-enough sweetness and richness to break out of muesli territory while also not tasting like dessert. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 12 Mar. 2023 Each girl begins to show more of her emotional core in this episode, although much of it seems to be made up of bad men and the girls’ developing relationships with them, except in the case of Kimberly and Nico, of course, who will probably grow up to own land and a muesli cabinet in Idaho. Ashley Bardhan, Vulture, 26 Nov. 2021 That means embracing some things that will make a lot of Green believers choke on their organic muesli. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2011 This Swiss-style muesli keeps it simple with its ingredient list: whole-grain oats, whole-grain wheat, raisins, almonds and hazelnuts. Stefani Sassos, M.s., R.d.n., C.s.o., C.d.n., Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022 Large sacks of flour, canned goods, muesli and oat milk had also sold out. Deirdre Hipwell,, 4 Mar. 2020 Choices included wild berry granola, Bircher muesli, fruit salad and an apple Danish, as well as egg with smoky bacon, poached eggs and ancient grains, or an egg white omelet with balsamic herb tomatoes, kale and portobello mushrooms. Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Swiss German Müesli, diminutive of Mues "soft food, mush, pulp," going back to Old High German muos, going back to West Germanic *mōsa- "food, soft food" (whence Old Saxon, Old English & Old Frisian mōs "food, prepared food"), probably from *mōt-, lengthened grade derivative of *mati- "food" + a suffixal -t- — more at meat

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muesli was in 1939

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“Muesli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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