oatmeal

noun
oat·​meal | \ ˈōt-ˌmēl , ōt-ˈmēl\

Definition of oatmeal

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

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Photo: Allyssa Hynes/Nebraska Athletic Communications The Diet Breakfast is either oatmeal or eggs and multigrain toast. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Team That Digs Deeper to Have Fun," 8 Oct. 2018 A few of my favorite meals that accomplish this are oatmeal with peanut butter mixed in, scrambled egg whites with veggies, grilled salmon on a green salad and chicken with brown rice. Abigail L. Cuffey, Woman's Day, "Real Weight-Loss Stories: I Kept the Pounds Off," 4 Oct. 2010 Good sources of fiber include apples, peas, beans, bran, oatmeal, barley, nuts, and seeds. 2. Karyn Repinski, Woman's Day, "New Research Links Belly Fat to an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks in Women," 23 Jan. 2019 Some recipes included the likes of applesauce, oatmeal, flour, and/or Jell-O. 5. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Outrageous Facts About Nickelodeon Slime," 10 Dec. 2018 Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s Father’s Day buffet features a selection of pastries, oatmeal, fruits, charcuteries and cheeses, crab legs, shrimp and lox, a Bloody Mary bar and desserts. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Skip the tie: 45 Father's Day dining specials in San Diego County," 9 June 2018 The powder can also mix into relatively loose solids like oatmeal and yogurt, making it a painless—and potentially beautifying—addition to your morning routine. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Collagen, the "Beauty Food" You're Seeing in Everything?," 23 Feb. 2018 Aveeno's Intense Relief Hand Cream, which contains soothing oatmeal and moisturizing glycerin and petrolatum was rated as many testers' favorite in our study. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Hand Creams to Moisturize Dry, Cracked Hands ASAP," 6 Dec. 2018 Ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and allantoin also calm irritation, especially around my nose and cheeks. Emily Rekstis, SELF, "This Tinted Moisturizer Actually Provides Great Coverage," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of oatmeal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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oatmeal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oatmeal

: oats that have been ground into flour or flattened into flakes
US : a hot breakfast food that is made from oats

oatmeal

noun
oat·​meal | \ ˈōt-ˌmēl \

Kids Definition of oatmeal

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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