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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gruel  \Gru"el\,  n.  [OF.  gruel,  F.  gruau  of  German  origin;  cf 
  OHG.  gruzzi  groats,  G.  gr["u]tze,  As  grut.  See  {Grout}.] 
  A  light,  liquid  food,  made  by  boiling  meal  of  maize,  oatmeal, 
  or  fiour  in  water  or  milk;  thin  porridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gruel 
  n  :  a  thin  porridge  of  usually  oatmeal  or  cornmeal 




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