oat·​en ˈō-tᵊn How to pronounce oaten (audio)
: of or relating to oats, oat straw, or oatmeal

Examples of oaten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The oaten biscuits, the company’s first and most well-known product, had a satisfying snap and tasted much subtler—not sweet, and, somewhat predictably, featuring the muted honey flavor of oats. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 6 Oct. 2022 The first Duchy Originals product was an oaten biscuit sold in 1992. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 16 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oaten was in the 14th century

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“Oaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oaten. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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