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Groats vs. Cereal

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Groats

Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.

Cerealnoun

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

Groatsnoun

the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) The grains of such a grass.

Cerealnoun

(uncountable) Breakfast cereal.

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

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.

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Cerealnoun

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

Cerealnoun

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

Cerealnoun

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Cerealnoun

a breakfast food prepared from grain

Cerealadjective

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

‘a cereal beverage’; ‘cereal grasses’;

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’;

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