Meal made from oats; rolled or ground oats. (noun)
A porridge made from rolled or ground oats. (noun)
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Use "oatmeal" in a sentence
"The term oatmeal usually refers to rolled oats, made with the whole oat groat (the hulled grain) or with what's called steel-cut oats (the inner portion of the oat, cut into pieces)."
"Another note, this one handed to him by Lama Katie after the morning cleanup in the temple and the incantatory scraping of the baked-on oatmeal from the depths of the communal cook pot."
"Our breakfast this morning was, once again, 83 cents worth of bulk-bin oatmeal with milk (lucky that we all like oatmeal, and have been in a daily rut of eating it for months) and 19 cent bananas."