wild oat

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wild oat

noun

Definition of WILD OAT

1
:  any of several Old World wild grasses (genus Avena); especially :  a Eurasian annual weed (A. fatua) common in meadows and pastures
2
plural :  offenses and indiscretions ascribed to youthful exuberance —usually used in the phrase sow one's wild oats

First Known Use of WILD OAT

15th century

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