gruel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gruel \Gru"el\, n. [OF. gruel, F. gruau; of German origin; cf.
   OHG. gruzzi groats, G. gr["u]tze, As. gr[=u]t. See Grout.]
   A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal,
   or flour in water or milk; thin porridge.
   [1913 Webster] grueling
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