noun fat·u·oid \ˈfachəˌwȯid\

Definition of fatuoid



  1. :  an aberrant form arising in cultivated oats that is believed to be a mutation and that resembles both the parent variety and the wild oat (Avena fatua) —called also false wild oats

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Origin and Etymology of fatuoid

New Latin fatua (specific epithet of Avena fatua, from Latin, feminine of fatuus) + English -oid

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