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Culture > Food > Cereals

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bran the husks of grain sifted from the flour; the coarsest part of the ground husks, formerly prescribed medically, now eaten generally as a health food; (verb) to soak in water mixed with bran.
branny having the appearance of bran; consisting of or containing bran: BRANNIER, BRANNIEST.
brochan gruel, porridge.
brose a dish of oatmeal with boiling water or milk poured on it.
brosy having the quality of BROSE > BROSIER, BROSIEST
buckwheat a cereal plant, the seed of which is used for horse and poultry food, and in N. America is milled for making breakfast pancakes.
bulghur bulgur burghul bulgar a form of cooked, broken wheat.
burgoo burgout a kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.
corncob the cob or axis on which the kernels of Indian corn grow.
cornflake a crazy or silly person; (in pl.) toasted flakes of maize, eaten esp. as a breakfast cereal.
cornstarch starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.
couscous couscousou cuscus khuskhus kouskous the grain of the African millet.
crowdie crowdy a mixture of meal and water, aka BROSE.
cuscus see COUSCOUS.
drammach drammock drummock meal and water mixed raw.
farina a fine flour or meal made from cereal grains.
farro a variety of wheat.
freekeh a cereal prepared by roasting wheat that has been harvested while the grains are still green.
fromenty frumenty furmenty furmety furmity food made of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar, plums, etc.
graddan parched grain; (verb) to parch in the husk: GRADDANED, GRADDANING.
grits coarsely ground grain, esp. oats or hominy; a boiled dish of this.
hegari a kind of sorghum grain. Pl. HEGARIS.
hominy maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.
kaoliang sorghum grain of several varieties; an alcoholic drink made from it. [Chinese 'tall grain'].
kasha a porridge or gruel-like dish made from crushed buckwheat.
khuskhus see COUSCOUS.
kouskous see COUSCOUS.
mabela ground kaffir corn used for making porridge.
mahewu in S. Africa, fermented liquid mealie-meal porridge, used as a stimulant.
mamaliga a type of corn meal mush eaten by Rumanians.
masa in Mexican cooking, a dough made from masa harina, ground, dried maize and used to make tamales etc. [Sp. masa, dough, from L. massa, a lump].
mealie mealy mielie an ear of maize.
mongcorn mungcorn a mixed grain, esp. rye and wheat, aka MASLIN.
muesli a dish of rolled oats, nuts etc. eaten as a breakfast cereal.
mush meal, esp cornmeal, boiled in water or milk until thick.
nocake meal made of parched Indian corn. [Narragansett nokshick].
oatmeal meal made of oats; the colour of this.
oaty full of oats > OATIER, OATIEST.
parridge parritch porridge.
pinole an American Indian food consisting of parched ground cereal grains. [Sp. from Aztec pinolli].
polenta a porridge made from maize flour.
porridge a kind of food usu. made by slowly stirring oatmeal or rolled oats in boiling water or milk.
porridgy resembling porridge.
posho (Swahili) corn meal.
posole pozole maize hulled and broken, and boiled in water
praiseach a kind of oatmeal porridge. [Irish, from brassica, cabbage].
sadza a type of porridge made from maize flour.
samp a coarsely ground maize. [Narragansett].
seiten seitan wheat gluten, widely used in Far Eastern and vegetarian cookery.
sowans sowens a kind of oat porridge, a traditional dish for Hallowe'en. N.B. there is no sing. SOWAN*, SOWEN*.
stirabout a dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently stirred, or of oatmeal and dripping mixed together and stirred about in a pan; a hasty pudding.
succotash a traditional American dish made from corn kernels and lima beans. [Narragansett].
supawn suppawn a kind of maize porridge.
tamal tamale cornmeal dough rolled with ground meat or beans seasoned usually with chili, wrapped usually in corn husks, and steamed.
ugali (Swahili) a type of stiff porridge.
wheatgrass a relative of wheat, popular as a health food.
wheatlike resembling wheat.
wheatmeal wheat flour with some of the germ and bran removed.
wheaty tasting of wheat > WHEATIER, WHEATIEST.
wholegrains the whole unprocessed grains of cereals such as wheat and maize.