wild oat grass

noun
common in meadows and pastures
Syn: ↑wild oat, ↑Avena fatua
Hypernyms: ↑oat

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noun
1. : wild oat 1
3. : a grass of the genus Danthonia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wild oat — noun common in meadows and pastures • Syn: ↑wild oat grass, ↑Avena fatua • Hypernyms: ↑oat * * * noun 1. a. : a wild grass of the genus Avena: as …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild oat — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oat grass — Oat Oat ([=o]t), n.; pl. {Oats} ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS. [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.] 1. (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Avena sativa}), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; commonly used in the plural and in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild oat — wild′ oat′ n. pln any uncultivated species of Avena, esp. a common weedy grass, A. fatua, resembling the cultivated oat • sow one s wild oats Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • oat grass — noun 1. : wild oat 1a 2. : one of several grasses of the genera Danthoina and Trisetum 3. a. Australia : ulla grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • oat grass — any of several grasses of the genus Arrhenatherum or Danthonia, esp. A. elatius, native to Europe, having a purplish green flowering panicle. [1570 80] * * * ▪ plant       any of the perennial plants of two genera of grasses, Arrhenatherum and… …   Universalium

  • oat grass — noun Date: 1578 wild oat 1a; broadly any of several grasses resembling the oat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wild oat — noun a grass which is related to the cultivated oat and is found as a weed of other cereals. [Avena fatua.] Phrases sow one s wild oats see oat …   English new terms dictionary

  • wild oat — 1. any uncultivated species of Avena, esp. a common weedy grass, A. fatua, resembling the cultivated oat. 2. a hardy plant, Uvularia sessilifolia, of the lily family, of eastern North America, having deep green, hairy leaves and greenish yellow,… …   Universalium

  • oat grass — noun a wild grass which resembles the oat. [Avenula and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary


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