Ave·​na ə-ˈvē-nə How to pronounce Avena (audio)
: a genus of widely distributed grasses (family Gramineae) with deeply furrowed grains that include the commonly cultivated oat (A. sativa)

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“Avena.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Avena. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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