oatmeal

noun oat·meal \ ˈōt-ˌmēl , ōt-ˈmēl \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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OATMEAL Defined for English Language Learners

oatmeal

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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