oats

Definitions

Food

  • The seeds of a cereal grass, Avena sativa, extensively grown in cool wet climates on poor soils. Once considered a herbal medicine now known to be an excellent source of dietary and soluble fibre. Used extensively in cooking especially as a breakfast cereal and for cakes, biscuits and scones and for coating herring.

Travel

  • plural noun a cereal food, grown in northern European countries

Electronics

  • acronym foropen-area test site
    (written as OATS)
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