Gruel – meaning of the word and examples

A thin porridge. (Merriam – Webster)

Something that lacks substance or significance. (Merriam – Webster)

Gruel is a food made by boiling oats with water or milk. (Collins Dictionary)

A cheap simple food made, especially in the past, by boiling oats with water or milk. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Examples

Gruel all round as the Victorian workhouse diet makes a comeback. 

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/gruel-all-round-as-the-victorian-workhouse-diet-makes-a-comeback-937003.html

Gruel with a twist: can food trends get any weirder?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/australia-food-blog/2015/jan/07/gruel-with-a-twist-can-food-trends-get-any-weirder

Gruel, the Real Deal.

https://www.seriouseats.com/2009/01/gruel-the-real-deal.html

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