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1. A thin watery porridge.
2. Chiefly British Severe punishment.
[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
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(Cookery) a drink or thin porridge, made by boiling meal, esp oatmeal, in water or milk
[C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; see grout]
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a thin cooked cereal made by boiling meal, esp. oatmeal, in water or milk.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, =gru- (< Germanic; see grout) + -el diminutive suffix]
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|Noun||1.||gruel - a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)|
skilly - a thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat)
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
loblolly - thick gruel
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gruel[grʊəl] N → gachas fpl
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gruel[ˈgruːəl] n → gruau m
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gruel[ˈgruːəl] n → pappa d'avena
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