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Cereal vs. Oat

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The main difference between Cereal and Oat is that the Cereal is a grass of which the fruits are used as grain, or the fruits themselves and Oat is a species of plant.

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  • Cereal (noun)

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

  • Cereal (noun)

    The grains of such a grass.

  • Cereal (noun)

    Breakfast cereal.

    "Would you like some cereal?"

    "Which cereal would you like for breakfast?"

  • Oat (noun)

    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."

  • Oat (noun)

    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."

  • Oat (noun)

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

  • Oat (noun)

    A simple musical pipe made of oat-straw.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Cereal (adjective)

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

  • Cereal (noun)

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

  • Oat (noun)

    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.

  • Oat (noun)

    A musical pipe made of oat straw.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cereal (noun)

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

  • Cereal (noun)

    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

  • Cereal (noun)

    a breakfast food prepared from grain

  • Cereal (adjective)

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

    "a cereal beverage"

    "cereal grasses"

  • Oat (noun)

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

  • Oat (noun)

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

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