1. [ noun ] (botany) annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
Related terms: cereal cereal_oat slender_wild_oat wild_red_oat wild_oat Avena
2. [ noun ] (food) seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
Related terms: grain cereal_oat plural
Similar spelling:   oath