animated oat

an oat, Avena sterilis, of the Mediterranean region, having spikelets that twist or move when exposed to sudden moisture, due to the hygroscopic action of the awns.

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  • animated oat — noun Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat • Syn: ↑wild red oat, ↑Avene sterilis • Hypernyms: ↑oat * * * noun : an oat grass (Avena sterilis) marked by movements of the spikelets caused by twisting of the awns through… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Animated oats — Oat Oat ([=o]t), n.; pl. {Oats} ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS. [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.] 1. (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Avena sativa}), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; commonly used in the plural and in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oat — ([=o]t), n.; pl. {Oats} ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS. [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.] 1. (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Avena sativa}), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; commonly used in the plural and in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oat fowl — Oat Oat ([=o]t), n.; pl. {Oats} ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS. [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.] 1. (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Avena sativa}), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; commonly used in the plural and in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oat grass — Oat Oat ([=o]t), n.; pl. {Oats} ([=o]ts). [OE. ote, ate, AS. [=a]ta, akin to Fries. oat. Of uncertain origin.] 1. (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Avena sativa}), and its edible grain, used as food and fodder; commonly used in the plural and in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild red oat — noun Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat • Syn: ↑animated oat, ↑Avene sterilis • Hypernyms: ↑oat * * * noun : an oat (Avena sterilis) of the Mediterranean region sometimes held to be the progenitor of the modern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avena sterilis — ID 9096 Symbol Key AVST Common Name animated oat Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, NJ, OR, PA Growth Habit Graminoid Durati …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Avena sterilis — Taxobox name = Winter wild oat regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Avena species = A. sterilis binomial = Avena sterilis binomial authority = L. Avena sterilis (Animated oat,… …   Wikipedia

  • Avene sterilis — noun Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat • Syn: ↑wild red oat, ↑animated oat • Hypernyms: ↑oat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avena sterilis L. — Symbol AVST Common Name animated oat Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

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