animated oat

noun

Definition of animated oat

: an oat grass (Avena sterilis) marked by movements of the spikelets caused by twisting of the awns through changes in moisture

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First Known Use of animated oat

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Animated oat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animated%20oat. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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