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1. oat

annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: oats')

2. oat

seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as oats')

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of oat
an erect annual grass, Avena sativa, grown in temperate regions for its edible seed
2. (usually plural)
the seeds or fruits of this grass
any of various other grasses of the genus Avena, such as the wild oat
4. poetic
a flute made from an oat straw
5.  feel one's oats
6.  get one's oats
7.  sow one's oats

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see synonyms of oat
1.  [usually pl.]
a hardy, widely grown cereal grass (Avena sativa)
the edible grain of this grass
any of various related grasses (genus Avena), esp. the wild oats
3.  Obsolete
a simple musical pipe made of an oat stalk

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of oat
1. often oats (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. Any of various grasses of the genus Avena, especially A. sativa, widely cultivated for their edible grains.
b. The grain of any of these plants, used as food and fodder.
2. A musical pipe made of an oat straw.

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