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OAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oat mean? 

OAT (noun)
  The noun OAT has 2 senses:

1. annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: 'oats')
2. seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as 'oats')

  Familiarity information: OAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OAT (noun)


Sense 1oat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("oat" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oat"):

Avena sativa; cereal oat (widely cultivated in temperate regions for its edible grains)

Avena fatua; wild oat; wild oat grass (common in meadows and pastures)

Avena barbata; slender wild oat (oat of southern Europe and southwestern Asia)

animated oat; Avene sterilis; wild red oat (Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat)

Holonyms ("oat" is a member of...):

Avena; genus Avena (oats)


Sense 2oat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("oat" is a kind of...):

cereal; food grain; grain (foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Holonyms ("oat" is a part of...):

Avena sativa; cereal oat (widely cultivated in temperate regions for its edible grains)


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