from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various grasses of the genus Avena, especially A. sativa, widely cultivated for their edible grains.
- n. The grain of any of these plants, used as food and fodder.
- n. Archaic A musical pipe made of an oat straw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Widely cultivated cereal grass, typically Avena sativa.
- n. Any of the numerous species, varieties, or cultivars of any of several similar grain plants.
- n. The seeds of the oat, harvested as a food crop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A musical pipe made of oat straw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cereal plant, Avena sativa, or its seed: commonly used in the plural in a collective sense.
- n. Any species of Avena. The wild oat of Europe, A. fatua, is a weed of cultivation in many places; in California, where it abounds, it is extensively utilized as hay. The animal, fly, or hygrometric oat, A. sterilis, native in Barbary, has two long, strong, much-bent awns, which twist and untwist with changes of moisture, and so become a means of locomotion. Various species are more or less available for pasture.
- n. A musical pipe of oat-straw; a shepherd's pipe; hence, pastoral song. See oaten pipe, under oaten.
- n. Bromus secalinus.
- n. Pharus latifolius.
- To feed with oats; feed oats to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
- n. annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
I put together a blend which I aptly named "Rider's Cereal Blend" which consisted of Artisanal Cereal blend base (multigrain oat bran, rye, spelt, barley, amarath and wheat germ) cacao nibs, granola, goji berries and pumpkin seeds.
The positive news about the health benefits of oat is getting more and more known amongst consumers.
My son, Gengis, choked on his chocolate-raisin oat meal.
The sides of your oat should be about 1/3 inch tall.
The oat is a hardy grain, and is suited to climates too hot and too cold either for wheat or rye.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
His gibe at the Scots in his definition of the word oat as 'a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people, 'was well answered by a Scot with:' And where will you find such horses or such men? '
= -- The oat is the seed of a cereal grass, _Avena sativa_ being the species almost always cultivated.
The trees most usual on these tracts, were the box, an unnamed species of eucalyptus, and the grass chiefly of that kind, called the oat or forest grass, which grows in tufts at considerable distances from each other, and which generally affords good pasturage.
I am thinking they got some word oat o 'the island what was intended
Its branches end in clusters of seeds, just as wheat does, and these seeds are called oat grains.