Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mixture of usually untoasted rolled oats and dried fruit, often used as a breakfast cereal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A breakfast dish based on uncooked rolled oats and fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mixture of untoasted dry cereals, nuts, and fruits, eaten mostly as a breakfast cereal; -- of Swiss origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mixture of untoasted dry cereals and fruits

Etymologies

German dialectal, diminutive of German Mus, mush, from Middle High German muos, a meal, mushlike food, from Old High German.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Germanic: from Alemannic German Müesli, diminutive of Mues ("mashed dish"); compare moose ("stew"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The joke, alas, was wasted on her, but it did set me to thinking what a curious term muesli is.

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  • Dietitian's tip: The original breakfast cereal called muesli - a German word meaning "mixture" - combined rolled oats with nuts and fruit.

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  • You then customise the base to make precisely the kind of muesli you want.

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  • It's not enough to assume that if you eat the right kind of muesli and go to first nights of Harold Pinter revivals and read the Independent occasionally that the drug barons of Afghanistan are going to go away.

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  • Hemp seed whole, hulled or crushed for oil are used in food products such as muesli bars, cakes, breads, biscuits, butter paste, non-dairy milk, tofu, cheese and ice cream.

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  • Half of the nuts were consumed as a snack and half incorporated into foods such as muesli, muffins and pesto.

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  • The breakfast table was as usual crowded with brown bread toasts, orange juice, fruits and some muesli.

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  • It's on the edge of Poundbury between the Dorchester new-town's pseudo Georgian heart and Dorset Cereals' muesli factory.

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  • However, this recent thread had me vomiting into my muesli.

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  • "For me, it's never been about being the most original cook," the 48-year-old says over a breakfast of muesli with organic milk and the first crop of local strawberries at her flagship Berlin restaurant, Das Speisezimmer The Dining Room.

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  • Does anyone else think this word is kind of muculent? For a long while I didn't eat muesli, I think because of the slimy way it sounded.

    March 26, 2014