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oat

1. an erect annual grass, Avena sativa, grown in temperate regions for its edible seed
2. the seeds or fruits of this grass
3. any of various other grasses of the genus Avena, such as the wild oat
4. Poetic Music a flute made from an oat straw

oat

[ōt]
(botany)
Any plant of the genus Avena in the family Graminae, cultivated as an agricultural crop for its seed, a cereal grain, and for straw.
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Oat grains, like most cereals, are packed with starch and also contain an appreciable amount of protein.
headquartered in Devon, PA, is a privately held company incorporated in 1992 to focus on developing proprietary extraction technologies for oat grains.
headquartered in Devon, PA, is a privately held company, which was incorporated in 1992 to focus on developing proprietary extraction technologies for oat grains.