wheatmeal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wheat +‎ meal

Noun[edit]

wheatmeal (countable and uncountable, plural wheatmeals)

  1. Flour or meal derived from whole grains of wheat, often not finely ground.
    • 1586, Raphael Holinshed and William Harrison, Holinshed's Chronicles, Volume I, Book II, Chapter VI, "Of the Food and Diet of the English" [1]
      Bruing of beere. Hauing therefore groond eight bushels of good malt vpon our querne, where the toll is saued, she addeth vnto it halfe a bushell of wheat meale, and so much of otes small groond, and so tempereth or mixeth them with the malt, that you cannot easilie discerne the one from the other, otherwise these later would clunter, fall into lumps, and thereby become vnprofitable.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The Complete Herbal in Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal, London: C. Stalker, 1790, p. 385, [2]
      The bran of wheat-meal steeped in sharp vinegar, and then bound in a linen cloth, and rubbed on those places that have the scurf, morphew, scabs, or leprosy, will take them away, the body being first well purged and prepared.
    • 1924, D. H. Lawrence and Mollie Skinner, The Boy in the Bush, New York: Viking, Chapter 9, p. 142,
      No, he would take up land as near this homestead as possible, and build a brick house on it. And he would have a number of fine horses, better than anyone else's, and some sheep that would pay, and a few cows. Always milk and butter with the wheat-meal damper.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XIII, p. 209, [3]
      Their exquisitely moulded faces were the colour of wheatmeal porridge slightly browned, with numerous freckles as the bran.

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