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Cereal vs. Oat

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Cerealnoun

(countable) A type of grass (such as wheat, rice or oats) cultivated for its edible grains.

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.’;

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) The grains of such a grass.

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.’;

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) Breakfast cereal.

‘Would you like some cereal?’; ‘Which cereal would you like for breakfast?’;

Oatnoun

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

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Cerealadjective

Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain.

Oatnoun

A simple musical pipe made of oat-straw.

Cerealnoun

Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; - usually in the plural.

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.

Cerealnoun

grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

Oatnoun

A musical pipe made of oat straw.

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Cerealnoun

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Oatnoun

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

Cerealnoun

a breakfast food prepared from grain

Oatnoun

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

Cerealadjective

made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it;

‘a cereal beverage’; ‘cereal grasses’;

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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Cereal

A cereal is any grass cultivated (grown) for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. The term may also refer to the resulting grain itself (specifically ).

‘cereal grain’;

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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