oatmeal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oatmeal meal made from rolled or ground oats
    • n oatmeal porridge made of rolled oats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen
    • Oatmeal (Bot) A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass.
    • Oatmeal Meal made of oats.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal, season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal.
    • n oatmeal Meal made from oats. The grain, with the husk removed, is kiln-dried and ground.
    • n oatmeal A mush or porridge prepared from oatmeal.
    • n oatmeal [capitalized] One of a band of riotous profligates who infested the streets of London in the seventeenth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The national dish of Scotland, haggis, is made of the heart, liver, lungs and small intestines of a calf. It's then boiled in the stomach of the animal, and seasoned with salt, pepper and onions. Oh, and don't forget to add the suet and oatmeal.
    • Oatmeal meal made of oats
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. áta, pl. átan.

Usage

In literature:

For those who have reason to dread a hard confinement, oatmeal is best avoided.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
One large cup oatmeal, cover with cold water, stir well and let stand a few minutes.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
You might boil some oatmeal, though.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Bowls of steaming oatmeal porridge stood at each place, and huge mugs of cocoa.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
It were hard not to be wrong in philosophies when the body starves on a pinch of oatmeal.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
We called him Oatmeal Turtledove.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
GRUEL MADE WITH OATMEAL.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
It were worth forty cents, an' forty cents'll buy ten pounds o' oatmeal.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
The cascades here, I'm afraid, come down more like seed oatmeal.
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
As for the oatmeal and the butter, they had all been eaten up.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
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In poetry:

The Scotch wear kilts--both boys and men,
When they don't know, they "dinna ken."
They love the thistle, we the rose,
They're fond of oatmeal, kail, and brose.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

When I was growing up, my mother baked whole wheat bread from scratch and my father made oatmeal for breakfast every morning.
Oatmeal - quick oats1 oz.
Prepare oatmeal as directed with milk and water.
Ex-Connecticut worker poisons supervisor's oatmeal over evaluation .
When Wilson Brooks was a kid, he would beat empty boxes of oatmeal, pots and pans.
And nothing says cute more than a miniature pig named Hamlet overcoming treacherous stair obstacles in order to get some much wanted oatmeal.
Meadow rug in a wool-silk blend in Oatmeal by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, 800-432-9917.
Man in court for poisoning oatmeal.
Oatmeal - quick oats1 oz.
Cranberry Oatmeal -White Chocolate Cookies.
Nature's Own introduced Oatmeal Toasters to its line of Special Morning breakfast items, available now at major supermarkets and retail stores in the Southeast, … Continue reading.
A great option for breakfast or an afternoon snack, this parfait features granola made with honey, oatmeal, almonds and pecans, as well as raspberry yogurt, raspberry preserves and low-fat vanilla yogurt.
So it is National Oatmeal Cookie Day and either you love oatmeal cookies or you don't.
The oatmeal cookie has a tendency to be a love/hate relationship.
So in honor of oatmeal cookie day I thought I would share my grandmother's recipe .
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