/ˈoʊtˌmiːl/ noun [noncount]
1 : oats that have been ground into flour or flattened into flakes

grinding oats into oatmeal

— often used before another noun

oatmeal cookies

2 US : a hot breakfast food that is made from oats

a bowl of oatmeal

called also (Brit) porridge

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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