American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hulled, usually crushed grain, especially oats.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Oats or wheat from which the hull or outer coating has been removed and which is then crushed or used whole. Compare grit, 2.
- n. Plural form of groat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.
- n. the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
- Middle English grotes, from Old English grotan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Intact seeds with the hull removed are called groats.”
“COOK NOTE: Buckwheat, also called groats or kasha, is a member of the grass family, not a part of wheat.”
“Into it he pushed five fourpenny pieces, then called groats, and very commonly current.”
“The other of one that got a way of coyning money as good and passable and large as the true money is, and yet saved fifty per cent. to himself, which was by getting moulds made to stamp groats like old groats, which is done so well, and I did beg two of them which”
“Whole oats (often called groats) are one of the most beneficial whole grains known to humans.”
“Oat Processing Oats are generally used as whole grains, also called groats, because they’re much softer than wheat or corn and don’t break cleanly into endosperm, germ, and bran.”
“When they are first harvested they are a really course grain (looking a bit like rice) called 'groats'.”
“I stumbled across a new hot cereal mixture at the Bulk Barn a few weeks ago called "Sunrise Blend", which was full of superfood goodness: bulgur, buckwheat groats, quinoa flakes, red rice and flaxseed.”
“• Turn off heat and in same skillet mix until coated:• ¼ cup soy grits• ¾ cup bulgar or buckwheat groats.• 1 beaten egg.”
“And you can't blame them for trying; they've spent a gazillion groats on it.”
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