Definition Of gruel

a thin liquid food of oatmeal or other meal boiled in milk or water.

Their only recompense is thin gruel and some bread at the end of the day.

Example Of gruel

  • A bowl of oatmeal or grits or gruel is set in front of me, but my stomach retches.

  • A bowl of this gruel is a hearty meal all by itself, but there are some serving suggestions that I'll offer up.

  • A light diet of mild rasam rice or gruel is followed for the rest of the day.

  • Another traditional dish is gruel or porridge made with the dried fruit of sago palms.

  • Ayurvedic outlets are being besieged with requests for this mixture of rice gruel and medicinal herbs.

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