fatuoid

noun
fat·​u·​oid | \ ˈfachəˌwȯid \
plural -s

Definition of fatuoid

: 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

History and Etymology for fatuoid

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

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“Fatuoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatuoid. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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