oat grass


Definition of oat grass

: wild oat sense 1a broadly : any of several grasses resembling the oat

Examples of oat grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some grass species in these habitats include red oat grass and Rhodes grass in tropical savannas, and purple needlegrass and galleta in temperate areas. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of oat grass

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Oat grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oat%20grass. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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