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

  • n. Meal made from oats; rolled or ground oats.
  • n. A porridge made from rolled or ground oats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Meal made from rolled or round oats
  • n. A breakfast cereal made from rolled oats, cooked in milk and/or water. (porridge in UK)
  • n. a light greyish brown colour, like that of oatmeal.
  • adj. Of a light greyish brown colour, like that of oatmeal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Meal made of oats.
  • n. A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Meal made from oats. The grain, with the husk removed, is kiln-dried and ground.
  • n. A mush or porridge prepared from oatmeal.
  • n. [capitalized] One of a band of riotous profligates who infested the streets of London in the seventeenth century.

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

  • n. porridge made of rolled oats
  • n. meal made from rolled or ground oats


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English otemele, from ote ("oat") + mele ("meal")



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    August 24, 2009

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    *takes bowl of oatmeal & paper to porch*

    *plots another marmite surprise*

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