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(fro͞o′mən-tē) also fur·mi·ty (fûr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. fru·men·ties also fur·mi·ties
Hulled wheat boiled in milk and flavored with sugar and spices.

[Middle English frumente, from Old French froumentee, from froument, grain, from Latin frūmentum.]
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(Cookery) Brit a kind of porridge made from hulled wheat boiled with milk, sweetened, and spiced
[C14: from Old French frumentee, from frument grain, from Latin frūmentum]
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(ˈfru mən ti)

n. Brit.
a dish of wheat boiled in milk and usu. flavored with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
[1350–1400; Middle English frumentee < Old French, =frument grain (< Latin frūmentum) + -ee -y3]
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Noun1.frumenty - sweet spiced porridge made from hulled wheat
hot cereal - a cereal that is served hot
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Sometimes furmety was served - wheat grains boiled in sweet milk, sugared and spiced.