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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Hulled, usually crushed grain, especially oats.

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  • n. Plural form of groat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals

Etymologies

Middle English grotes, from Old English grotan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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