- Germanic: cognate with Scots ait (“oat”), Dutch oot, aat (“oat”), Saterland Frisian Aate (“pea”), Low German Aat ‘oat’, obsolete Luxembourgish Otz ‘oat’, Icelandic át ‘feed, fodder’. Further related to Icelandic eitill (“nodule”), Norwegian eitel (“knot, gland”), Old High German eiz (“abscess”) (German Eiter (“pus”), Eiß (“ulcer”)), Dutch etter (“pus”), East Frisian eitel (“fast, raging”), Old Norse eitill (“nodule”), West Frisian iete
- Indo-European: Latin aemidus (“swollen, protuberant”), Old Church Slavonic ꙗдъ (jadŭ, “poison”), Ancient Greek οἰδέω (oidéō, “to swell”), Albanian ënj (“to swell, inflame”), Old Armenian այտնում (aytnum, “to swell”), այտ (ayt, “cheek”), Sanskrit इन्दु (índu, “water drop”)
- (uncountable) 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.
- (countable) 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.
- (usually as plural) The seeds of the oat, a grain, harvested as a food crop.
- A simple musical pipe made of oat-straw.
terms derived from oat
a widely cultivated cereal grass
seeds of the oat — see oats
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