Water gruel
Water gruel Wa"ter gru"el A liquid food composed of water and a small portion of meal, or other farinaceous substance, boiled and seasoned. [1913 Webster]

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  • water gruel — noun Etymology: Middle English water grewel, from water + grewel gruel more at gruel : a thin gruel made chiefly with water * * * water gruel noun 1. Gruel made with water 2. Anything insipid • • • Main Entry: ↑water …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-gruel — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gruel — is a type of preparation consisting of some type of cereal, wheat or rye flour, and also rice, boiled in water or milk. It is similar to porridge, but is more often drunk than eaten. Historically, gruel has often been an important part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gruel — Gru el, n. [OF. gruel, F. gruau; of German origin; cf. OHG. gruzzi groats, G. gr[ u]tze, As. gr[=u]t. See {Grout}.] A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or flour in water or milk; thin porridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gruel — ► NOUN ▪ a thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled in milk or water. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

  • gruel — [gro͞o′əl] n. [ME < OFr, coarse meal < ML * grutellum, dim. of grutum, meal, mash < Gmc * grut, hulled dried grain, akin to GROATS] 1. thin, easily digested porridge made by cooking meal in water or milk 2. [Old Brit. Informal]… …   English World dictionary

  • gruel — [[t]gru͟ːəl[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gruel is a food made by boiling oats with water or milk …   English dictionary

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  • gruel — /grooh euhl/, n. a light, usually thin, cooked cereal made by boiling meal, esp. oatmeal, in water or milk. [1275 1325; ME < MF, OF, equiv. to gru ( < Gmc; see GROUT) + el dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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