oat·​meal | \ ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio) , ōt-ˈmēl \

Definition of oatmeal

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

Examples of oatmeal in a Sentence

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First Known Use of oatmeal

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

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13 Jan 2020

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“Oatmeal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oatmeal. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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


oat·​meal | \ ˈōt-ˌmēl How to pronounce oatmeal (audio) \

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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