Definition of wholemeal in English:

wholemeal

adjective

British
  • Denoting flour or bread made from whole grains of wheat, including the husk or outer layer.

    • ‘Instead, the message should be reinforced that simple dishes such as grilled fish, wholemeal rice and carrots can be just as healthy as fancier fare.’
    • ‘Good sources include wholegrains (brown rice, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta), nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables.’
    • ‘Every day he eats a packet of Jaffa cakes and wholemeal biscuits and has mashed potato mixed with plain rice, baked beans and brown sauce in the evening.’
    • ‘While waiting for the various bits of the pie to need my attention I also knocked up some lentil soup and fresh wholemeal rolls.’
    • ‘Serve piping hot with warmed wholemeal naan or flatbread.’
    • ‘Sandwiches or rolls are often easiest and good choices if you use whole grain or wholemeal bread.’
    • ‘The problem with ‘granary’ bread is that the wholemeal flour content can actually be quite low.’
    • ‘I never had wholemeal flour (and if I do I make carrot cake), so I've not tried this one.’
    • ‘Reaching for fruit, yoghurt, raisin toast or wholemeal crispbreads more often than for high-energy, nutrient-poor choices will help to keep you in shape.’
    • ‘Wholegrain foods such as brown rice and wholemeal bread do much to ensure proper bowel function, and recent evidence suggests the benefits go way beyond merely keeping us regular.’
    • ‘My husband ordered the Hummus, a tasty homemade version, chunky and lemony, served with two large rolls of what looked like wholemeal soda bread.’
    • ‘Eat unrefined starches like wholemeal bread, brown rice and wholewheat pasta.’
    • ‘Sometimes, after a long day, if I've been too busy to eat, I'll have Heinz Baked Beans on wholemeal bread.’
    • ‘Then on Sunday I baked myself a loaf of bread - I used a mix of white and wholemeal flour to which I added a good handful of oats.’
    • ‘Wheat, be it ever so wholemeal and stoneground, is not a natural food for Homo sapiens.’
    • ‘Eat more fruit and vegetables, wholemeal products and milk products’
    • ‘Using floured hands, tip the dough on to a board dusted with wholemeal flour.’
    • ‘There are seven cheeses on the Yorkshire cheeseboard. and even the wholemeal flour used in the kitchen is from Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Tonight will no doubt be something with wholemeal rice and lots of vegetables.’
    • ‘Serve the fish with some herbed yoghurt sauce, some toasted granary or wholemeal bread and a fresh rocket salad.’
    unbleached, wholemeal
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noun

British
  • [mass noun] Wholemeal bread or flour:

    ‘sliced wholemeal with added bran’
    • ‘Give me a couple of slices of wholemeal, and I'm a happy man.’
    • ‘They think it's high fibre, it's wholemeal, must be good for you.’
    • ‘A jacket potato stuffed with field mushrooms, and a couple of slices of good organic wholemeal so's not to waste any of the delicious sauce.’
    • ‘I like wholemeal so that's good.’
    • ‘Slower sugar-releasing breads such as 100 per cent wholemeal or whole rye bread would be a better bet.’
    • ‘You can try wholemeal, but we find white is better, and the walnuts add the necessary colour and texture as well as flavour.’
    • ‘Her mother was something of a food crank - she insisted on making her own wholemeal.’
    • ‘We will have a competition for best toast, split down into categories (sliced white, wholemeal etc), and of course food will be provided by catering vans, as long as they provide toast.’
    • ‘Their larders would have been stocked well with milk, flour, potatoes, vegetables, eggs, wheatmeal, wholemeal etc. and there would have even been some meat hanging on crooks from the ceiling.’

Pronunciation:

wholemeal

/ˈhəʊlmiːl/