Definition of oatmeal in English:

oatmeal

noun

  • 1Meal made from ground oats, used in breakfast cereals or other food.

    • ‘Complex carbohydrates like oatmeal and whole wheat bread ultimately break down into simple carbohydrates like sugar.’
    • ‘Laver ‘bread’ is the green pulp produced by boiling the seaweed for up to six hours; it is then usually mixed with oatmeal and fried in bacon or sausage fat.’
    • ‘For breakfast people may eat porridge made of cornmeal or oatmeal, cereal, or bread and tea.’
    • ‘If you don't like plain oatmeal, try oat bran or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran.’
    • ‘These are made of oatmeal and bacon and are served with syrup.’
    • ‘In a mixing bowl combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, nuts, baking soda and salt.’
    • ‘Try to get as much fiber as you can from bodybuilding foods such as oatmeal, brown rice, whole-grain breads, vegetables, legumes and fruit.’
    • ‘I shopped for healthier foods like chicken, fruit, vegetables, oatmeal and other whole grains.’
    • ‘Dorothy took long baths in ground oatmeal that she didn't mind for this kept the raging itch from becoming too fierce.’
    • ‘Next, she puts a handful of herbs (either fresh or dried) and a few pinches of oatmeal or powdered milk in a pile on the fabric.’
    • ‘Oatmeal baths can be prepared at home also by grinding or blending dry oatmeal into a fine powder and adding about 2 cups to the bath water.’
    • ‘Each passenger was allowed three quarts of water per day and seven pounds of bread, biscuit, flour, oatmeal or rice per week.’
    • ‘Steerage passengers were given a fairly plain diet of salted meat, biscuits, soup rice, oatmeal and raisins.’
    • ‘I like to carb up with both complex carbohydrates like oatmeal and with simple carbohydrates like apple-pie filling and dried fruit.’
    • ‘I eat my share of rice, breads, pasta, potatoes and oatmeal.’
    • ‘Emphasize protein, complex carbohydrates (such as oatmeal, yams and brown rice) and unsaturated fat.’
    • ‘Whereas many windmills were built on high land, Pilling Mill had to be a tall one in order to make the best use of the wind needed to produce the power to turn the huge stones grinding locally-grown oats into oatmeal.’
    • ‘No bait is needed; however, if you prefer to use bait, peanut butter mixed with oatmeal can be placed on the trap triggers.’
    • ‘Christmas puddings were made of meat, oatmeal and spices.’
    • ‘Try to get in an equal amount of carbs and protein, with the carbs coming from complex sources such as oatmeal, brown rice and whole-grain bread.’
  • 2A grayish-beige color flecked with brown.

    as modifier ‘an oatmeal jacket’
    • ‘It is deep mahogany in colour and delivers chocolate and oatmeal notes that tantalise the tastebuds long after the swallow.’
    • ‘It is decorated in cream with an oatmeal carpet, a colour scheme that is continued throughout the apartment.’
    • ‘To the right of the entrance hall, a compact dining room leads to the large living area with a modern white brick fireplace and a combination of oatmeal carpeting and Chinese slate flooring.’
    • ‘Pashmina shawls are usually bright red, green, muted beige, or oatmeal in color.’
    • ‘Khadi can often encompass many shades from oatmeal, to grey and off-white.’
    • ‘It is slightly oatmeal in color, with a 70s brown hard plastic dustcover (which I recommend removing or decorating) and lots of keys.’
    • ‘The hall teams a pale oatmeal carpet with yellow tones above and below the dado, plain coving and stylish pendant lighting.’
    • ‘Materials tend towards steel and stone while tones vary between pumice and oatmeal.’
    • ‘Today she is wearing a Jaeger oatmeal jacket - Mel's, not hers.’
    • ‘Neutral oatmeal carpets create a subtle contrast to the light maple furniture.’
    • ‘The floor used to be oatmeal shag carpet, but that didn't last long once he got the painting disease and the last time he saw it was when he and Stuart rolled it up and carried it to the dump.’
    • ‘When she finished and made her way slowly through the carriage, the only person who gave her money was a bearded guy with long hair and a flowing oatmeal coloured floorlength robe sitting in the corner.’
    • ‘He didn't howl in pain, only sucked in his breath while his face turned a shade of pasty oatmeal grey.’
    pale, pastel, light-toned
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Origin

Late Middle English: from oat and meal.

Pronunciation

oatmeal

/ˈōtˌmēl//ˈoʊtˌmil/