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Avena vs. Oat

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Avenanoun

A genus of grasses, including the common oat (Avena sativa); the oat grasses.

Oatnoun

(uncountable) Widely cultivated cereal grass, typically Avena sativa.

‘The oat stalks made good straw.’; ‘The main forms of oat are meal and bran.’; ‘World trade in oat is increasing.’;

Avenanoun

oats

Oatnoun

(countable) Any of the numerous species, varieties, or cultivars of any of several similar grain plants in genus Avena.

‘The wild red oat is thought to be the ancestor of modern food oats.’;

Avena

Avena is a genus of Eurasian and African plants in the grass family. Collectively known as the oats, they include some species which have been cultivated for thousands of years as a food source for humans and livestock.

Oatnoun

The seeds of the oat, a grain, harvested as a food crop.

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Oatnoun

A simple musical pipe made of oat-straw.

Oatnoun

A well-known cereal grass (Avena sativa), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; - commonly used in the plural and in a collective sense.

Oatnoun

A musical pipe made of oat straw.

Oatnoun

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

Oatnoun

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

Oatnoun

an Old World cereal plant with a loose, branched cluster of florets, cultivated in cool climates and widely used for animal feed.

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Oatnoun

the grain yielded by the oat plant, used as food

‘porridge oats’; ‘oats are great health value’;

Oatnoun

used in names of wild grasses related to the cultivated oat, e.g. wild oat.

Oatnoun

an oat stem used as a musical pipe by shepherds, especially in pastoral or bucolic poetry.

Oat

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other cereals and pseudocereals). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.

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