oatmeal

noun oat·meal \ ˈōt-ˌmēl , ōt-ˈmēl \

Definition of oatmeal

1 a :meal made from oats
b :rolled oats
2 :porridge made from ground or rolled oats

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First Known Use of oatmeal

14th century


OATMEAL Defined for English Language Learners

oatmeal

noun

Definition of oatmeal for English Language Learners

  • : oats that have been ground into flour or flattened into flakes

  • : a hot breakfast food that is made from oats


OATMEAL Defined for Kids

oatmeal

noun oat·meal \ ˈōt-ˌmēl \

Definition of oatmeal for Students

1 :oat seeds that have had the outer covering removed and are ground into meal or flattened into flakes
2 :a hot cereal made from meal or flakes of oats


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