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  • n. Oatmeal mixed with boiling water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pottage made by pouring some boiling liquid on meal (esp. oatmeal), and stirring it. It is called beef brose, water brose, etc., according to the name of the liquid (beef broth, hot water, etc.) used.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete Middle English form of bruise.
  • n. A Scotch dish, made by pouring boiling water, boiling milk, the liquid in which meat has been boiled, or the like, on oatmeal, barley-meal, or other meal, and immediately mixing the ingredients by stirring.


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From the Doric dialect of North East Scotland.


  • Potatoes at twelve o'clock -- seldom "brose" nowadays -- are the staple dinner dish, and the tinned meats have become very popular.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • Coach Am! brose wi ll go upon to rely upon his immature QB, Athens, as great as his invulnerability to lift this group the rest of the way.

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  • February 16, 2010 10: 15 PM richie said ... those were the red Sonia swords i should know i was conan ... richie brose great memories

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  • On one occasion, I had left the table to fetch a brose pudding for dessert, and returned to find both of them sound asleep, and Jenny laughing quietly to herself amid the remains of supper.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Inver, and, to say truth, spent a night with him over pancakes and Athole brose; and I never expected to hear his match again in my lifetime.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • While you brose their selection of great products click on the link to VetUK, they offer products such as Frontline flee protection at lower prices than from your vet.

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  • The cry of Stena chills the vitals of slumbring off the motther has been pleased into the harms of old salaciters, meassurers soon and soon, but the voice of Alina gladdens the cockly-hearted dreamerish for that magic moning with its ching chang chap sugay kaow laow milkee muchee bringing becker-brose, the brew with the foochoor in it.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Originally a monastery, and then a private residence and then the Institute, Na Bolom was recently run by a Mexican Trust under the direction of an ex-Governor of Chiapas, referred to as El Jefe, a rigid man of military bearing, he could fix you with his piercing cold glacier-blue eyes, his gray hair bristled, cut en brose.

    Instituto Cientifico de Na Bolom - a magical place

  • The churn stood full of cream in the dairy, and with this they made their brose in high delight.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Cuddie followed him, muttering betwixt his teeth, as he put his head within the window, “That he hoped there was nae scalding brose on the fire;” and master and servant both found themselves in the company of ten or twelve armed men, seated around the fire, on which refreshments were preparing, and busied apparently in their devotions.

    Old Mortality


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  • (noun) - (1) A dish made by pouring boiling water or milk on oatmeal seasoned with salt and butter. Hence brose-meal, brose-time, etc. Modern Scottish form of earlier browis, Old French broez. Often treated as a plural, like porridge, broth, ect. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1888 (2) The dish is dominated from the nature of the liquid, as water-brose, kale-brose. So late as 1530, brewes was used in this sense by English writers. --John Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 1808

    January 27, 2018

  • Usage on hough.

    January 14, 2010

  • see athole brose for a bit of discussion

    December 29, 2008

  • please, no nods, props, or shout outs to Dr J:)

    December 28, 2008